High school teacher opens up about helping to create first black ‘Peanuts’ character 47 years ago

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By Chris Witherspoon

In 1968, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, a California school-teacher set out to introduce a black character to one of the most-beloved comic strips, and she did just that.

Through a series of typed correspondents, Harriet Glickman petitioned Peanuts creator Charles Shultz to add a “negro child’ into the group of Peanuts characters, which ultimately led to the creation of Franklin Armstrong.

During an interview with theGrio, 88-year-old Glickman explained why she set out …read more

Via:: The Grio