Your browser may block some cookies by default. By clicking, you agree to allow our advertising partners to place their cookies and serve you more relevant ads. To view our privacy policy or opt-out, click here.
Source: YouTube

Roald Dahl’s Wife Reveals Charlie From ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Was Originally Black

By Collin Gossel

Roald Dahl, author of the beloved children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, had different plans for the book. In a recent interview with BBC Radio, Dahl's widow says the titular character of Charlie was originally a young black boy. 

Dahl changed Charlie to a white boy only after his agent persuaded him to, saying, "People would ask why."

People are imagining what might have been if Dahl had published the original version: