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SUPERHERO UPDATE: Columbus man raises money for kids to see the new Black Panther movie

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - UPDATE: 02/20/2018

One local man's efforts blossomed to perfection on Saturday as he took a group of Columbus kids to the premiere of Black Panther. 

Darius Prather raised over 2000 towards his cause.  He was able to take nearly 40 students to an AMC theater to see Black Panther. They were able to enjoy the movie with popcorn, snacks, and drinks.

Black Panther brought in more than 241.9 million dollars over this holiday weekend. Prather says it was such a surreal experience being able to provide these kids with an opportunity to see Black Panther. 

He says, " To see the kids, other organizers and chaperones truly enjoying themselves and leaving the theater feeling so connected to a groundbreaking movie was reward enough." 

Prather says it is important for people to visually see different cultural perspectives outside of what they're used to. According to Forbes, Black Panther is the biggest movie opening ever for any movie not directed by a white guy. 

In an effort to make this moment extra special for the kids, Prather dressed up as Black Panther.

Prather says he couldn't have done it without all of the dedicated organizers and AMC involved in this initiative. 

Prather says, " I hope my gesture inspires others to continue to give back to their communities for the greater good.


COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) -- - See what one local man is doing to ensure that underprivileged kids will get to see the new Black Panther movie. 

More than 150 local kids will get to see the first ever all-black superhero movie. 


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