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Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther Suit Becomes a National Artifact as The Smithsonian Selects it as Prime Attraction for ‘Afrofuturism’ Exhibit

Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther Suit Becomes a National Artifact as The Smithsonian Selects it as Prime Attraction for 'Afrofuturism' Exhibit

Chadwick Boseman is perhaps best known for his work as an actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Black Panther which was released in 2018 to rave reviews from critics and fans alike. It was a symbol of pride and appreciation for the black community worldwide, and it just got reinvigorated with a follow-up sequel.

Regardless of what anyone has to say about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the fact still remains that it did good in honoring its former protagonist in the movie, the same honors were also given during the premiere of the movie by cast members and Ryan Coogler himself. The franchise has also earned itself a huge place in history with its latest achievement.

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The Black Panther suit

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Black Panther Suit Gets Initiated Into African American History & Culture

If earning a sequel to its first movie as well being loved by fans wasn’t enough, the Black Panther movie franchise has gone on to further strengthen its hold in African American culture with an applaudable achievement.

Chadwick Boseman is to be credited for the amazing performance that he put out in Black Panther and several other MCU movies. In a tragic turn of events, the actor passed away two years after the movie released in his battle against colon cancer, and the whole African-American community as well as MCU fans were grieving his death.

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Chadwick Boseman in the suit

But his legacy will still live on it seems, as the suit that he wore in Ryan Coogler’s most popular work is all set to be put on full display at The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)  located in Washington, D.C., United States.

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The suit will be displayed in the Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall of the American capital, it will be included in the exhibition titled Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures which is scheduled to be held in the month of March next year.

The official Twitter account for NMAAHC posted a tweet on the platform, stating-

“On March 24, 2023, our museum will debut a major, thought-provoking exhibition, “Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures.” One of the highlights of this new exhibition will be the #BlackPanther hero costume worn by the late Chadwick Boseman, pictured here. #NMAAHCFutures”

If this isn’t enough to cement Black Panther into African American history, apart from being an excellent movie, then there’s nothing else that will do so.

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Planned Display Of Black Panther Suit Gains Support From Fans

Black Panther already has a strong foothold in African-American culture in the United States, and that’s one of the many reasons why fans hold the movie in high regards as being one of the best MCU movies ever.

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The Black Panther suit

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Fans were equally happy to hear that the original Black Panther suit was getting its legacy preserved by being put on display one of the top Smithsonian museums in America-

Remembering the man behind the mask-

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Fans will be left wondering if the sequel can also achieve the same success that its predecessor did. There’s only way to find out, to see the movie for yourself!

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently screening at your nearest major theater.

Source: Black Enterprise

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.