On Oct. 2, 1950, the Peanuts comic strip made its debut in seven U.S. newspapers. The strip was revolutionary in several ways: it featured the 1st African American character, Franklin, a child (Peppermint Patty) being raised by a single parent, and is one of the longest stories ever told by one human being. Sixty-five years later, Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip still has a hold on us-there is a Peanuts movie coming out, (Nov. 6.) See a trailer here.
Here is History.com’s “9 things you might not know about Peanuts.” More information available at the Schulz Museum website. Check out the book “Schulz and Peanuts: a Biography,” by David Michaelis, available here in Rentschler Library.