WoW Blog — Peanuts

Happy Birthday Franklin!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom, and, she would gasp, seeing something she thought she would never see in her lifetime. Throughout the nation, there were similar reactions. What they saw was Franklin Armstrong's first appearance on the iconic comic strip "Peanuts." Franklin would be 50 years old this year. Franklin was "born" after a school teacher, Harriet Glickman, had written a...

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