Happy 47th Anniversary to the “Peanuts'” “Franklin,” its first black character.
Franklin was introduced into the popular comic strip on July 31, 1968 meeting lead character “Charlie Brown” on a beach. As seen here:
As we celebrate Franklin Day, give a big shout out of thanks to Harriet Glickman for leading the charge. Glickman refers to “Franklin” as, “her fourth child.” Glickman’s name is one in history that you should know, so…
MORE: Read more about the integration of the beloved comic strip by cartoonist Charles Schulz, and it’s connection to both–a persistent teacher with a deep social justice streak and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by clicking HERE…then share it with your children.
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