Photo museum celebrates ‘A Night In Wakanda’

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will host A Night in Wakanda, inspired by the movie Black Panther.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will host A Night in Wakanda, inspired by the movie Black Panther.
Published June 1 2018
Updated June 3 2018

Relive the pop culture phenomenon of the Black Panther movie this Saturday (June 9) from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. with Sankofa Productionsí "A Night in Wakanda" at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200.

The event will feature traditional African cuisine, live musical performances, and a presentation on African history and culture by renowned author and historian, Dr. Runoko Rashidi.

Guests are encouraged to wear African attire such as dashiki shirts, skirts, shirt and pants sets and more and show off their fashion on the black carpet.

There will be an exclusive meet and greet with Dr. Runoko Rashidi to see a display of some of his photos and artifacts from his recent travels in Africa.

Runoko Rashidi, based in Los Angeles & Paris, is a historian, author and public lecturer focusing on the African presence globally and the African foundations of world civilizations. He has written several books including The Black Presence in Early Asia, Uncovering the African Past: The Ivan Van Sertima Papers, The African Presence in Early Europe and My Global Journeys in Search of the African Presence.

Prices range from $25 to $60 depending on the package selected. Premium packages are $49.56, Student Section packages are $33.72 and Special Pass-Gathering in the Gallery packages are $28.45.

Standard packaging includes an event program book, traditional African Food Tasting, two beverage tickets and discounted garage parking which is a $5 flat fee with validation.

For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

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