There were several layers involved in creating what became the final form of the film “Black Panther”.
The Black Panther comic book character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Jack Kirby in 1966, a scant two years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964The bill was called for by President John F. Kennedy in his Report to the American People on Civil Rights of June 11, 1963, in which he asked for legislation “giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public—hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores, and similar establishments”, as well as “greater protection for the right to vote”.
As we all know, reality lags behind legislation, so Black Panther was created while blacks (as opposed to Africans, and who were “Colored” at the time, before the changeover to black) were blatantly being disrespected as part of the status quo of the USA. Continue reading ““Black Panther” Film Discussion [Part 09: Wakanda Is Not A Place…]”