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Black Panther Facts You Never Thought About



Black Panther Militia birthed in Oakland

There are a few strong correlations between the movie Black Panther and the actual revolutionary socialist and black empowerment-focused Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which was founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton (pictured above) in October 1966.

First… Huey P Newton started the Black Panther movement in Oakland California in October 1966


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he party was one of the first organizations in U.S. history to militantly struggle for ethnic minority and working class emancipation — a party whose agenda was the revolutionary establishment of real economic, social, and political equality across gender and color lines.

Its said Marvel did not want the name of the character to be Black Panther for reasons people would confuse this with the well known party known for its disregard for American Government.


Afrofuturism is a thing…



The movie creates an image and vision with a term coined “Afrofuterism” by Mark Dery in 1992 which derives from some of the work of W.E.B. Dubois. if you think hard about it Black existence in America is science fiction  Aliens came to your land, abducted you, gave you a new god, stole your music, replaced your language, and dropped you off into an unknown world with new plants, new fauna — new everything. So black experience can almost be looked at as just being science fiction.


Black Panthers from WWII are the first known reference

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Its assumed the Black Panther Marvel Comic came after the invention of Black Panther and could be potentially prompted by the Black Panther movement of the late 1960s, but actually the character  hit just before the Black Panther Party was founded in 1966. It is thought Marvel could potentially be making a reference to the 761st batallion “Black Panthers” in WWII who fought to show up the white soldiers.

At one point Marvel referred to him as Black Leopard for a short time in 1972, when Marvel was looking to avoid any controversial association with the civil rights movement.