I have just read an article about a true story not just any story, but a powerful story. At least for me. I wouldn’t think there was such a story to what I thought it wasn’t a problem to create. That is creating the first color peanuts character in Charlie Brown in the year 1968 read this article from http://mashable.com/2014/11/26/franklin-black-peanuts-character history/#Wam149UoKmqN
the article called “How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts character” article by Christine Erickson.
Before reading this article I wouldn’t think there would be problem behind the color peanuts character, but after reading this article behind how the first colored peanuts character was created is really truly amazing. It is amazing how someone thought of the idea and kept fighting to achieve what she wanted the most. The article starts about how this school teacher Harriet Glickman had an amazing idea after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.in 1968. The comic strips “Peanuts” was very popular at the time and Harriet had the amazing idea to send a letter to the writer of the comics. Harriet idea was to help influence American attitude on race. So she then made a letter to the writer of the comics Charles Schulz. I think it is very cool that a person would think of this idea and take the time to write a letter about explaining it. The letter below is the letter that was received to Charles from teacher Harriet Glickman.
There was problems for Schulz he was afraid that his comic would get criticized. And people would get upset if he put a color peanuts character in the comics. They wrote letters back to each other. The letters above are only two of many letters they wrote to each other. And at the end Schulz was convinced and did the first comic with a color peanuts character named Franklin. There was positive feedback from people who read the comic when it came out. And that is very wonderful Franklin was not only in the comic but was going to be part of the comics and was shown in many of them Franklin was then featured in a clip Charlie Brown where Franklin appeared in his first animated film “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” episode in 1973. Franklin is not the only color character because a few years later a new color character was presented in the comic.
This is just amazing. The fact that Harriet Glickman a teacher gave them this great idea. Harriet was serious about it and wrote back letters. When Harriet was written back from Schulz that it wasn’t gonna be pleasant for other people. Harriet got evidence and others people’s opinion about the idea. Harriet don’t give up on the idea she kept trying no matter what. She wanted to stand up for something. And that’s awesome how she didn’t give up for her idea. I would’ve never thought a teacher would have this great idea. It is great that Harriet had this great idea that would help. Schulz thought he would get criticism, but he knew no matter what he would get it. He thought about it and how it would affect others. It was a great idea Harriet had after the death of Martin Luther King jr. there was so much problems. Still in the article it said not to put the color peanut character with the other peanut characters. That just sounds unfair that even a character was supposed to be shown separated from them not in the same school. That is wrong, but what can i say it was 1968. It is very different now and people wouldn’t even think about not putting a color character in a show or comic. That is the reason i wouldn’t think there would be a problem. It is very good that i knew about this and the story behind the first color peanut character.
“I know today is Monday and you may assume it’s going to suck,but according to statistics,there will be over 5,000 weddings, 10,000 children births, and 42 million hugs occurring today through your the United States. Also today there will be at least 4 people that will win the multimillion dollar lotteries, 600 people will get promotions at work, and 3,000 people will lose their virginity. There will also be 600 dogs adopted, 35,000 balloons sold and 800,000 skittles sold. Plus, the words “love you” will be over 9 million times. So, again, I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but just smile, because according to statistics, it should actually be a really nice day.”
Monday’s aren’t always the worst for other people in the world. Monday’s might be not as bad as you think they are. Yeah Monday’s aren’t always the best because you just came back from the weekend and now you have school or work. Something I didn’t know and you might’ve not known either is how many great things are happening on a Monday. I found out this information from a quote that inspired me to love Monday’s and think about all good things happening that day. These things might not be happening to us but it is for other people and we should be happy for them.I read this quote from the website http://www.stumbleupon.com One great thing I got from a quote is “There will be over 5,000 wedding occurring today throughout the United States” isn’t that amazing. How many weddings there will be just in the United States. That’s so good to here how many great couples are getting married.
Another great thing I got from the quote is ” 10,000 childbirths will be occurring today throughout the United States”. Isn’t that amazing how many children are coming into to this wonderful world . Think of how many excited parents are that day. That’ll be the best day of their lives. Another great fact i got from the quote is “42 million hugs will be occurring today throughout the united states”. That’s great how many great things are occurring. Even better and a cooler fact i got from this was “ at least 4 people that will win the multimillion dollar lotteries” that’s awesome for the people that win the lottery. You may not be one of those people, but all these cool statics show you that Monday’s aren’t so bad. When i read this i thought so myself that Mondays aren’t bad at all and to remember all these beautiful things happening just in the united states imagine the rest of the world.
After knowing these great facts Monday’s are great. That’s not even the best part. There’s even more great things you’ve might not known. Another cool fact I read from this was “the word I love you will be said over 9 million times” and that’s pretty awesome to hear don’t you think. I’d probably would be one of those people saying “I love you” and you’d be too. When I read this it just made me think that Monday shouldn’t be a bad day for you just for one little reason. There is way more reasons to be happy about Monday’s than to dislike Monday’s. There is more examples it shows you because you thought that was only it but there’s more to it. There’s more great reasons why Monday’s are really nice. At the end of this quote it said “ I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but just smile.” I love that! Just because it’s Monday and you think it’s going to suck just keep on smiling because you’re Monday probably will greater than you think. How ever you Monday is going so far just smile through the whole day. Just remember all the good things happening that day just in the United States itself. So remember just keep on smiling and even if it’s not a Monday keep smiling because great things are probably happening that day as well as a Monday.