Much attention is given to the role of the lunch counter in the years leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But what about the fast-food chain, which was rising to national prominence at the same time? Angela Jill Cooley addresses this question in an excerpt from her book, To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South, forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press.
Cooley, A. (2014). Golden Arches & White Spaces: Race in Early Fast Food Places. Gravy Quarterly, 53, 5-9.
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Originally published by Southern Foodways Alliance in Gravy Quarterly, Issue 53: Food and Social Justice, September 30, 2014, pages 5-9.
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