Is Wakanda Real? The Real-World Roots of 'Black Panther'

March 1, 2018

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.

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