Over 40,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling to replace a Confederate monument in Anderson, South Carolina with a statue of the late Black Panther star.
It seems that the United States primarily trades in live animals with Wakanda, which is consistent with the Wakandan policy to limit the spread of its valuable vibranium-powered weapons technology. Though the listing has been removed, the truth has been revealed.
The villains of movies like Black Panther and Infinity War pose a threat to the status quo, and their motivations for doing so are understandable or even inarguable.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired various objects from the movie, embracing the first superhero of African descent to feature in mainstream American comics.
In one scene, the blockbuster superhero movie touches on issues of provenance, repatriation, diversity, representation, and other debates currently shaping institutional practices.
For now, all that artist Lina Iris Viktor wants is an official apology.
Iconic: Black Panther, opening this Saturday at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, illustrates how influential the Black Panthers were, not just politically and socially, but artistically as well.
When it was announced last fall that Ta-Nehisi Coates would write an ongoing Black Panther series at Marvel, with art by Brian Stelfreeze, people beyond the confines of the comics industry got excited.