DC History Conference

Three Days of DC History: Day 1

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Thursday, March 31Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, opens the conference delivering the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture, “The Other Franchise Fight: Fast Food and Black Freedom from U Street to Capitol Hill.” Dr. Chatelain’s talk, based on her Pulitzer Prize-winning bookFranchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, focuses on how DC’s fast food franchises reinvigorated campaigns to use Black capitalism as a tool for civil and economic rights.
NOTE: The Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture will be held at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives at 1201 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. This is the only conference event at this location.

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