In ‘Welcome Home, Franklin,’ a Trailblazing Peanuts Character Scores the Spotlight and a Back Story

Eleven days after the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Los Angeles school teacher Harriet Glickman wrote a letter to Peanuts creator Charles Schulz asking him to consider integrating his popular comic strip. Their correspondence that spring led to the debut of Franklin, the strip’s first Black character on July 31, 1968. Now […]