"I have to admit that I read the first comic book appearance of the Black Panther when he debuted in Marvel Comics. It was in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). It made a very memorable impression, as I graduated from an all-black grade school and was headed to a predominately white all-male high school, it gave me a sense of pride that I can’t describe. The new Black Panther movie is a source of pride for African Americans now, as it features an African kingdom in full control of its technology (the most advanced on the planet) and its culture.
In honor of Carter G. Woodson’s National Negro History Week, a local group has emerged and launched Black Geek Week Nashville as part of their Black History Month festivities starting Sunday, February 11, 2018. The week’s events center around the release of Marvel’s Black Panther and a celebration of those who have pushed the boundaries of thought and technology. Black Antiquity is a Nashville observance of Black History Month. In collaboration with local Nashville organizations and businesses, Black Antiquity is bringing you two weeks of history and celebrations with the kick-off of Black Geek Week, February 11-17, 2018."