Marcia Chatelain wins the Pulitzer Prize for "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America"

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I don't often break our publication schedule, but I also don't often audibly shout at my computer!! 


Marcia Chatelain, has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History for Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.

The prize committee described Franchise as "a nuanced account of the complicated role the fast-food industry plays in African-American communities, a portrait of race and capitalism that masterfully illustrates how the fight for civil rights has been intertwined with the fate of Black businesses." 

Congratulations, Dr. Chatelain!


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