McDonald’s and Black America

“Silver Rights” is a post-Civil Rights concept that aimed to make capitalism work for marginalized and minority communities. And mass-produced hamburgers played a key role in that strategy. Marcia Chatelain, an associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the relationship between McDonald’s and Black business owners, the subject of her book “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.”

(This show originally aired on Februrary 27, 2020.)