"Black Panther" is more than just a movie
Carver took students to see "Black Panther" the movie yesterday. The movie is headed for breaking box office records, not only because it is well received by the critics, but mostly because it has an important message that minority children are valued. The movie is elevating role models for Carver's young people. Carver and countless organizations around the world are raising funds to help send children to see the movie.
Exploring issues of privilege and power, the movie is based on the black superhero character created in 1966 by Marvel Comics' Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. "'Black Panther' follows T'Challa who, after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War,' returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk."
The movie may very well in the end be more impactful as something to contemplate and remember than to watch.