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Is Wakanda Real? The African Roots of ‘Black Panther’

The international box office hit “Black Panther” is largely set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda. The African nation may be a fabrication, but it didn’t come out of nowhere. Many of the movie’s sets and costumes were inspired by actual people and places in the African continent. Abosede George, a history professor in Barnard College’s Africana Studies department, spoke to about the real world origins of Wakanda.

Black Panther Cast Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the Internet’s most searched questions about Black Panther and themselves. Who is stronger, Black Panther or Captain America? Who would win in a fight, Black Panther or Wolverine? Does Chadwick Boseman do his own stunts? Does Michael B. Jordan play basketball? What languages does Lupita Nyong’o speak? The Black Panther cast answers all these and more!

The Slavery Detective of the South

Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century. Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960sā€”a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

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