Author and historian Dr. Ben Johnson, a professor at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, will present "Making Arkansas Dry: The War Against Drink in Arkansas" at the South Arkansas Community College Library Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on March 12. The program is part of an ongoing series of history lectures co-sponsored by SouthArk and the South Arkansas Historical Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public.
Johnson is the author of "John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas," published in 2007; and "Arkansas in Modern America," published in 2000.
This project is sponsored in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.