Warrior Book Club (Oct.-Dec.): Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

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Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Other

Join us as we read Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain . The book club is open to all WSU alumni, friends and family and there is no fee to join. Just sign up, secure your own copy of the book in any format you prefer (print or digital) and start reading with us! The club will spend about two months on each book, so there’s plenty of time to read. We will meet along the way in a private online forum to discuss the book in sessions led by a club moderator. 

About the book: 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 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 found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality. 

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