Late Post but def had to be Posted!! Rip to a Great Man will def be missed 🙏🏿✊🏾
The #XMen — a team made up of mutants who endured terrible #racism (speciesism?) — were inspired by the civil rights movement according to #StanLee, including the philosophical dichotomy of #MartinLutherKingJr. and #MalcolmX influencing pacifist #ProfessorX and militant Holocaust survivor #Magneto.
Lee also created the first black superhero, #TChalla a.k.a. #BlackPanther, in 1966 and three years later introduced Sam Wilson as #CaptainAmerica's partner, The #Falcon. "It wasn't a huge deal to me. It was a very normal natural thing," Lee says. "A good many of our people here in America are not white. You've got to recognize that and you've got to include them in whatever you do." If my books and my stories can change that, can make people realize that everybody should be #equal, and treated that way, then I think it would be a better world." Lee and #JackKirby actually created Black Panther a few months before the #BlackPantherParty was founded, but the same social changes inspired both the political movement and the super-powered African king of the fictional nation of #Wakanda.
"At that point I felt we really needed a black superhero," Lee recalls. "And I wanted to get away from a common perception. So what I did, I made I made him almost like like [Fantastic Four's] Reed Richards. He's a brilliant scientist and he lives in an area that, under the ground, is very modern and scientific and nobody suspects it because on the surface it's just thatched huts with ordinary 'natives.' And he's not letting the world know what's really going on or how brilliant they really are."
#RIPSTANLEE A REAL HUMANITARIAN AND HERO. #4biddenKnowledge
Song is Twin Flame by @4biddenknowledge