The radical politics of Peanuts
What happened when Peanuts introduced a black kid?
I remember telling Larry at the time about Franklin—he wanted me to change it, and we talked about it for a long while on the phone, and I finally sighed and said, “Well, Larry, let’s put it this way: Either you print it just the way I draw it or I quit. How’s that?”
A fascinating story of how one woman persuaded Charles Schultz to add a black kid to the classic comic series, that shows how much difference even a small artistic stand can have on starting to reshape cultures.
What would today’s equivalent be?
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