How Franklin Became Peanuts‘ First Black Character, Thanks to a Caring Schoolteacher (1968)

Like many children of the 70s, I was wild for Charles Schulz’s┬áPeanuts, and had the merchandise to prove it. I was a Snoopy girl, for the most part, but not averse to receiving items featuring other characters—Linus, Schroeder, the caustic Lucy, PigPen, and, of course, Charlie Brown. My father was a sucker for the comparatively … Continue reading How Franklin Became Peanuts‘ First Black Character, Thanks to a Caring Schoolteacher (1968)