Black Panther has broken all sorts of records at the box office, but it's the cultural involvement that will be the likely legacy of the Ryan Coolgler film. First there was the number of gofundme campaigns that raised money to bring kids to see the film, then the celebs started kicking in. Just this last week the Village of Wauconda, Illinois posted images of people from their town wearing the Black Panther mask and giving the Wakanda salute.
Now, we have video of a 4th grade teacher in at Ohio's Dayton Leadership Academies, wearing a Black Panther mask and giving each one of her students a Wakandan salute as they enter class.
Tina Bailey told Yahoo News that she was extremely happy that people loved the video that now has been shared hundreds of thousands of times, "It's very exciting, but I just hope that people remember that it was for the kids, our babies are so stressed out in these areas. You have the low income, you have bullying, you have just different things that are going on in the world."
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler, and starring Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Danai Gurira as Okoye. T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Black Panther is now in theaters breaking all kinds of box office records, next up in the MCU is the culmination of 10 years super hero films, Avengers: Infinity Wars which will be released in May. After that look for Ant-Man and The Wasp in theaters July of 2018 and Captain Marvel in March of 2019. You won't have to wait long to see Black Panther and his fellow Wakandans again, as they will return to the screen in Avengers: Infinity Wars.