Carter, who dressed Lee for his “Black Panther” cameo, celebrated “his idea that the black community needed a superhero.”
Lee called out racism for decades, openly discussing racism and bigotry in his regular column, “Stan’s Soapbox,” which was placed in the back of many Marvel comic books and ran since the ’60s. “Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today,” is one of Lee’s quotes that many have remembered and shared in the days following his passing.
Carter has been in the entertainment industry since the late ’80s and has worked as a costume designer on many projects that portray civil rights issues, including “Selma” and “Malcolm X.”
Bold Life asked Carter how she’s seen the industry change in the way it portrays black culture, and she told us, “Well, there are more of us, and there are more stories…There’s so many more filmmakers that are doing their thing and breaking ground. And soon we won’t be ‘firsts’ anymore. We’ll be 10th, 12th, 20th.”
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Photo Credit: Marvel, Gage Skidmore