Today is the 47th anniversary of the first appearance of Franklin in Peanuts, and they’re making a big thing of it! You can see coverage of National Franklin Day in newspapers, it was the reason for yesterday’s material on The View. Harriet Glickman, the woman who suggested the addition of the African-American character to the Peanuts cast, did a bunch of interviews during her NAACP honoring in Philly, and is doing more today.
(Why is a big deal being made on the 47th anniversary? Because movie, that’s why. But it’s a good thing, so hey!)
It may not seem like such a big thing today, but at the time, crossing the race line in a popular mainstream newspaper strip was a strong step.
Anyway, I took my post popular Franklin-oriented post, and turned it into a sharable image:
I’m also adding a Franklin tag to the blog, so you can quickly find our most Franklinicious entries!