🎈 Happy Birthday, Franklin! 🎈


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🎁 Today is the 50th birthday of a very special young man.  I’m sure you all know of him, but you may not know the story of how Franklin came to be.  I came across several versions of this story yesterday and thought it a perfect way to wish forever-young Franklin a very 🎈Happy Birthday! 🎈

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 Armstrong’s first appearance on the iconic comic strip “Peanuts.” Franklin would be 50 years old this year.

Harriet-GlickmanHarriet Glickman & Marleik Walker, the voice…

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