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The Peanuts gang celebrates Thanksgiving, but why is Franklin by himself on one side of the table? Allstar Picture Library Limited/Alamy hide caption

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'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' turns 50 this year. How has it held up?

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Cartoonist Charles Schulz poses with a sketch of Snoopy in his office in Santa Rosa, Calif. Schulz, who died shortly after his retirement in 2000, would have turned 100 on Nov. 26. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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'Peanuts' still brings comfort and joy, 100 years after Charles Schulz's birth

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Franklin Armstrong made his debut in the Peanuts in 1968. Peanuts Worldwide LLC hide caption

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A project named for 'Peanuts' character Franklin aims to boost Black animators

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The Peanuts characters reminded readers of the importance of Title IX at a moment when many schools and athletic programs were resistant to it. Peanuts © 1979 Peanuts Worldwide LLC hide caption

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'Peanuts,' one of the world's most popular cartoons, pushed for Title IX in the 1970s

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