'Black Panther' Inspires Voter Registration Effort #WakandaTheVote

'Black Panther' Inspires Voter Registration Effort #WakandaTheVote
An activist group is parlaying the record-shattering success of Black Panther into real-world change.

#WakandaTheVote is a voter registration effort organized through the Electoral Justice Project last year, which was founded by activists Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba. The EJP is an off-shoot of the Movement for Black Lives.

According to Blavity, the effort is meant to specifically target black moviegoers at select screenings of the Marvel film around the nation during the first few weekends of the film's release.

In its opening weekend, 37 percent of ticket buyers were African-American, according the comScore. (On average,...
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