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Wakanda forever.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture added several Black Panther objects to its collection, straight from the record-breaking film. The added items include the vibranium suit worn by Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular character; an autographed full shooting script; two pages of an early script; and 24 behind-the-scenes photos from production. The museum acquired the objects after a screening of the movie held in February.

The museum’s curator of film and photography, Rhea Combs, told CNN: “We are an institution that is committed to telling the story through the African American lens. What embodies the African American lens better than a film like Black Panther?”

Black Panther illustrates the progression of blacks in film, an industry that in the past has overlooked blacks, or regulated them to flat, one-dimensional, and marginalized figures,” a statement from the Smithsonian said. “The film, like the museum, provides a fuller story of black culture and identity.”

The Smithsonian says its plans for when and how it will display the Black Panther objects are still under consideration.


H/t: CNN

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