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The Power of Black Panther

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Mar 10, 2018
  • 50:02

Guests: Cameron McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor of History; Kristin Matthews, PhD, Associate Professor of English; Benjamin Thevenin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Theater and Media Arts, Brigham Young University "Black Panther" is a tremendous box office hit. But for many, it’s much more than a superhero movie. It’s been called a cultural touchstone. “A necessary and joyous tribute to being black.” And, an exploration of “what if?” What if Africa hadn’t been colonized? What if Africans had not been enslaved and torn from their homeland? We’re going to spend this hour considering the significance of this movie, "Black Panther," at this moment in America.