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How a KPCC editor's cool mom helped integrate Peanuts - Off-Ramp, Dec 6, 2014




Ken Kelly, Harriet Glickman, and Franklin, the first black peanuts character. Kelly and Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz and convinced him to include a black character.
Ken Kelly, Harriet Glickman, and Franklin, the first black peanuts character. Kelly and Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz and convinced him to include a black character.
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In 1968, KPCC editor Paul Glickman's mom wrote to Charles Schulz, asking him to integrate Peanuts. Franklin was born. Plus: a tribute to Chandler, Pierce College Farm Center, and the harpsichord.