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How McDonald's was pulled into the fight for equality in Kansas City

A series of protests broke out in cities across America in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. A wave of new activists were eager to continue the fight for justice and equality.

In Kansas City, that fight included the emergence of Black McDonald’s franchisees.

Mackenzie Martin of KCUR’s podcast “A People’s History of Kansas City” explains why this economic opportunity was received with both praise and criticism.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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