Why ‘Peanuts’ Needed an African-American Character 47 Years Ago Today

Exactly 47 years ago, Charles M. Schulz’ “Peanuts” made history when he introduced Franklin, the first African-American character ever featured in a comic strip. In the animated “The Peanuts Movie,” due in theaters on Nov. 6, Franklin (voiced by rapper Mar Mar) will join Charlie Brown and the gang in new big-screen adventures.Franklin owes his existence to retired L.A. schoolteacher Harriet Glickman, who in the days following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination wrote...

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