For today’s episode, we present Carousel’s interview with Marcia Chatelain about her new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, which chronicles the relationship between fast food and civil rights history.
Marcia Chatelain is an associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University. She is the author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015) and Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (Liveright, 2020).
This interview was recorded on Friday, February 21 and subsequently broadcast on Tuesday, February 25, during a station pledge drive. The audio presented here does not include on-air fundraising. We thank our listeners for their generous support.