The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more.
Some opted to make their own clothes to celebrate the arrival of a superhero many black moviegoers said provided opportunity for them to celebrate their heritage in a way they haven’t been able to before.
“We’re excited because we get representation in a film that’s not about slavery, that’s not about trials and tribulations, but about a powerful African empire, which is where we come from in the first place,” said tattoo artist Elisheba Mrozik, who attended one of the first showings of the film in Nashville
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