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Benedict College to host Black Panther discussion

Staff Report //February 27, 2018//

Benedict College to host Black Panther discussion

Staff Report //February 27, 2018//

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Benedict College professor and acclaimed Marvel Comics illustrator Sanford Greene will lead a panel discussion about the cultural impact of the Black Panther movie.

The Black Panther Black Out will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at in the David H. Swinton Campus Center Ballroom. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Black Panther took in $8.1 million on Monday, bringing its domestic total to $411.7 million and making it the third-highest-grossing Marvel release of all time domestically. Its international gross stood at $316.2 million after it raked in $10.9 million worldwide on Monday.

In a career spanning more than 15 years, Greene has illustrated for Marvel/Disney, DC Comics, Nickelodeon, Hasbro and Warner Bros., among others. Some of his most recent work includes the Marvel series Power Man (Luke Cage) and Iron First.

He received the key to the city of Columbia in 2015 and the Williamsburg County Hall of Fame award in 2016.

Preach Jacobs, hip-hop artist, writer and founder of hip-hop/comic convention Cola-Con, will join Greene on the panel, as will entrepreneur Octavia Edwards, founder and CEO one(hue)nation, a social awareness streetwear fashion brand. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is an invited guest.

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