DELTA RED CARPET: The Knoxville Alumnae Arts and Letters committee is excited to invite Deltas, family, and community members to join us to see “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 6:30 PM at the AMC Classic Knoxville 16 Theater, 200 North Peters Road. In honor of late actor Chadwick Bosemen, please dress in all white! African attire or Delta paraphernalia is also welcome!

Please purchase your tickets in advance (ASAP)  Buy movie tickets here. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended as this movie showing is on opening night and could sell out quickly. There is no assigned seating in this theater so we will try to save as many seats as possible.  ***Please note you will be responsible for purchasing your own ticket

View the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” trailer: WATCH
We are looking forward to seeing you!

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The accompanying book recommendation is Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication.  The Movie Black Panther introduced viewers to the stunning world of Wakanda, a fictional African country with incredible technological advancements, and to T’Challa, a young man stepping into his role as king and taking up the mantle of the Black Panther title from his late father. Edited by Dr. Sheena C. Howard, an award-winning author, filmmaker, and scholar, Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication features a collection of essays from leading experts in a variety of fields who offer insightful perspectives on topics such as:

  • Cognitive dissonance: The important messages within T’Challa’s nuanced identity and eventual shift from nationalism to globalism.
  • Intergenerational trauma and resistance: How N’Jadaka (aka Erik/Killmonger) identifies with the trauma that his ancestors have suffered. 
  • Social identity: How Nakia, Shuri, Okoye, and Ramonda—all empowered, intelligent, and assertive women of color—can make a lasting impression on women and girls.
  • Collective identity: How Black Panther has created a shared fantasy for Black audience members—and why this is groundbreaking. 
  • Cultural and racial identity: What we can learn from Black Panther’s portrayal of a culture virtually untouched by white supremacy. 

For more information about this book visit the author’s website. and to purchase a copy visit Amazon.

For more information contact Delta Katatra Vasquez, Chair of KAC Arts & Letters,