Columbus organizations raise money for youth to see 'Black Panther'

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus organizations are hosting an event to give underprivileged youth an opportunity to see "Marvel's Black Panther" at the movie theater for free.

"As a native professional of Columbus, I see a lot of representation of the negative, but not so much of positive outlets and personal avenues to escape their surroundings," Darius Prather said, who started a GoFundMe page for the event.

Organizations plan to provide tickets for the youth as well as a $10 credit for concession items to enjoy the movie.

"Though it seems like a small gesture to us, it may open up a world of positive thought in each individual kid," Prather said.

The organizations will schedule a private showing of "Black Panther" for students, who will be chaperoned by teachers or mentors.

If you are a nonprofit organization interested in this event, contact the local NAACP Youth Council at (334) 312-5813.

So far, more than $600 has been raised. If you would like to donate to the cause, click here.

"Black Panther" comes on out Friday, Feb. 16.

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