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Once again Jill Dennison over at Filosofa’s Word has presented us with a fabulous piece of history in a marvelous post! This is for all you Charlie Brown fans out there! Enjoy!

Filosofa's Word

๐ŸŽย Today is the 50th birthday of a very special young man.ย  Iโ€™m sure you all know of him, but you may not know the story of how Franklin came to be.ย  I came across several versions of this story yesterday and thought it a perfect way to wish forever-young Franklin a very ๐ŸŽˆHappy Birthday! ๐ŸŽˆ

On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom, and, she would gasp, seeing something she thought she would never see in her lifetime. Throughout the nation, there were similar reactions.

What they saw was Franklin Armstrongโ€™s first appearance on the iconic comic strip โ€œPeanuts.โ€ Franklin would be 50 years old this year.

Harriet-GlickmanHarriet Glickman &ย Marleik Walker, the voiceโ€ฆ

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