Marcia Chatelain - Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America — in conversation with Natalie Hopkinson

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, Chatelain follows her study of Black girlhood in Great Migration Chicago, South Side Girls, with this groundbreaking history of the role of fast food restaurants in Black communities. Now blamed for numerous health issues, fast food in the late 1960s was seen as an economic answer to racial inequality. As federal programs in the Johnson and Nixon administrations de-emphasized social welfare, they promoted franchising as a way for Black citizens to improve the quality of life in their own neighborhoods. Drawing on extensive research, Chatelain traces the cooperation among fast food companies, civil rights leaders, and Black capitalists to bring about Black wealth. Chatelain will be in conversation with Natalie Hopkinson Ph.D., an assistant professor in the doctoral program in Howard University’s Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies. She is a former staff writer, editor, columnist and media/culture critic at The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and The Root. Her 2018 book A Mouth is Always Muzzled was longlisted for the 2019 PEN America Art of the Essay, and her 2012 book Go-Go Live was a Hurston/Wright Legacy 2013 honoree.


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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781631493942
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Published: Liveright - January 7th, 2020

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