PEANUTS Celebrates 47th Anniversary of “Franklin,” It’s First African-American Character TODAY! #FranklinDay

PEANUTS Celebrates the 47th Anniversary of “Franklin,” it’s First African-American Character!


Please join us in celebrating the 47th anniversary of Peanuts first African-American character, “FRANKLIN,” TODAY! Harriet Glickman, a school teacher wrote a letter to the comic strip’s creator Charles M. Schulz following the death of Martin Luther King urging him that an African American character needed to be added to the popular comic strip.  “Franklin Armstrong” was introduced on July 31, 1968, representing the importance of desegregation.

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Here is how you can support Franklin Day!

1-     Share with your audience the details and significance about this historical moment

2-     Post a photo on your social media platforms with the hashtag:  #FranklinDay

3-     Post the attached “HAPPY FRANKLIN DAY” social media card to social media using #FranklinDay

4-     Encourage your audience to join in the fun!




Fun facts:

·THE PEANUTS MOVIE is his first appearance on screen since 1999.



·         “Franklin” has been voiced by 19 actors over the years. Mar Mar will voice him in THE PEANUTS MOVIE.

·         “Franklin” is an EXCELLENT dancer – he is shown breakdancing in several of the show’s specials.

·         Ice Hockey is “Franklin’s” favorite sport. He is shown practicing in many of the comic strips.

·         “Franklin” is Charlie Brown’s best friend; they met on the beach in his first appearance



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