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Released in 2018, The Black Panther Movie showcased Chadwick Boseman as King T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda.

This was a Marvel Movie brought to life. This movie brought pride to many Black people because we imaginatively were transported to Wakanda. We felt pride in that imaginary Kingdom because it belonged to us. It was fiction that felt ever so real to us! It was for many Black children the first time that they had seen a super hero who looked like them. How incredibly remarkable!

Sadly, we lost Chad to cancer, but he will forever reign as our Black Superhero, our Black Panther! With a gesture of our arms folded over our chests, we say, as they did in the movie, “Wakanda Forever!” We can’t wait to see the soon to be released sequel!


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