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Learn How to Draw Franklin

In 1968, a few months after the landmark Civil Rights Act was passed, Charles M. Schulz introduced Franklin, the first Black member of the Peanuts gang. Paige Braddock, an illustrator and Chief Creative Officer at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, lets kids can take part in that history when she teaches them how to draw the character. Her free “How to Draw Franklin” video walks novices through each step of the sketching process. Find it at For more Peanuts how-to videos, see the Snoopy YouTube channel: