How Franklin, The Black ‘Peanuts’ Character, Was Born : Code Switch : NPR

Martin Luther King Jr. had been dead 11 days.

His assassination fresh on her mind, Harriet Glickman, a teacher raising three kids in suburban Los Angeles, sat down at her typewriter.

“Dear Mr. Schulz,” she wrote, “since the death of Martin Luther King, I’ve been asking myself what I can do to help change those conditions in our society which led to the assassination and which contribute to the vast sea of misunderstanding, hate, fear and violence.”

Read/hear the rest here: How Franklin, The Black ‘Peanuts’ Character, Was Born : Code Switch : NPR

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