Marvel's next film, Black Panther, is already the most anticipated movie of 2018. Can you blame people for being excited though? After seeing how badass Black Panther was in Captain America: Civil War, who wouldn't want a full film about the African prince?
While audiences will be able to catch the film in theaters on February 15, 2018, some kids are getting a very special showing. Frederick Joseph, a social activist in Harlem, has made it his goal to bring the film to allow 300 children, most of whom come from underprivileged households, to see the film!
To go about this goal Joseph set up a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 for the film to be played in a private screening for the kids, refreshments included! Luckily for Joseph the funding has been a huge success, and the GoFundMe has raised $24,409 as of this articles writing!
Joseph could not be more excited about this, stating the following in regards to his goal:
"The release of Marvel's film the 'Black Panther' is a rare opportunity for young students (primarily of color) to see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life. This representation is truly fundamental for young people, especially those who are often underserved, unprivileged, and marginalized both nationally and globally."
Well said Joseph, especially considering the film has, for the majority, a black cast. Joseph has also made it clear any money raised after the $10,000 mark would go to helping Boys & Girls Harlem Club. Isn't it great when a good cause ends up as a great success?
Be sure to check out our profile on Black Panther for everything you need to know before seeing the film!