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'Charlie' of Chocolate Factory Was Supposed to Be Black

Roald Dahl gave in to 'the American sensibility' when he made hero white

(Newser) - The young hero of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was originally black, but author Roald Dahl changed his race to white, NPR reports. "His first Charlie that he wrote about ... was a little black boy," Dahl's widow, Felicity Dahl, tells the BBC's Radio 4 . Dahl's... More »

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