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‘Black Panther’ movie screened for 700 local high school students

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‘Black Panther’ movie screened for 700 local high school students

African drummers and dancers greeted the students upon their arrival and students took part in panel discussions with local business leaders after the film. Photo provided to Decaturish.
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African drummers and dancers greeted the students upon their arrival and students took part in panel discussions with local business leaders after the film. Photo provided to Decaturish.

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Phoenix Leadership Foundation and the DeKalb Entertainment Commission teamed up to screen the recently released “Black  Panther” movie to local high school students.

Six DeKalb County schools and six Atlanta Public schools brought a total of 700 students to the Movie Tavern in Tucker for the special showing.

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More than $30,000 was raised by the Phoenix Leadership Foundation and the DeKalb Entertainment Commission to provide not only a special screening experience, but much more.

Live African drummers and dancers opened the show, followed by the movie, “hot lunch, unlimited popcorn, movie favors and gifts for the students.” The students then engaged in discussions with a panel of local business leaders.

“Images matter. It means something for a kid to see their reflection as regal, wealthy, intelligent, strong and powerful,” Phoenix Leadership Foundation founder James “Jay” Bailey said in a recent press release. “This is more than a movie. To see diversity on the big screen excelling as leaders in science, medicine, finance and technology – kings and queens – all woven into an exciting action-packed superhero Marvel Comic blockbuster – this is a must see.”

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