Ken Kelly Archives

Harriet Glickman, teacher who got ‘Peanuts’ its first black character, dies at 93

April 16, 2020

When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968, Harriet Glickman was so angry and outraged she asked herself what she could do to change the “fear, hate and violence” that led to his death. The answer ultimately led Glickman to help change the course of comic-strip history. Glickman, who persuaded Charles M. Schulz to… [Read More]

Franklin Armstrong: How two friends changed America’s most beloved comic strip and broke barriers at the same time

August 2, 2018

By William S. Gooden Special for the Milwaukee Times 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… [Read More]