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Franklin, 1968

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Posted November 8, 2011

The Edge of the American West has a post about Charles Schulz’ introduction of Franklin in Peanuts as Schulz’ quietly anti-racist response to the times, and juxtaposes it with Hank Ketcham’s Jackson, the  first African-American character in Dennis the Menace.  Scroll down to the comments for an excerpt of an interview where Schulz discusses responses to Franklin.

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