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The Golden Arches in Black America

February 26 @ 7:00 pm

| $20
The Golden Arches in Black America

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Marcia Chatelain
In conversation with Brandi Thompson Summers

Hear the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America.

Often blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans, fast food restaurants like McDonald’s have long symbolized capitalism’s villainous effects on our nation’s most vulnerable communities. But how did fast food restaurants so thoroughly saturate black neighborhoods in the first place? In her new book, Franchise, acclaimed historian Marcia Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast food companies, black capitalists and civil rights leaders, who – in the troubled years after King’s assassination – believed they had found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.

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Date:
February 26, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$20
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Website:
http://bit.ly/37XXDom

Venue

JCCSF
Phone:
415.292.1200
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
Website:
jccsf.org

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JCCSF
Phone:
415.292.1200
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Website:
www.jccsf.org

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