Alumna Danai Gurira ’01 has been traversing the press circuit to discuss her role as Okoye in Marvel Studio’s Black Panther. Below is a sample of some of that coverage.

Mac grads gathered on Jan. 29 at the historic Dolby Theater in Hollywood for the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ film Black Panther starring alumna Danai Gurira ’01. Seated left to right: Danai Gurira, Tafadzwa Pasipanodya Fuhr ’01, and Kate Amoo-Gottfried ’00. Back row: Kofi Amoo-Gottfried ‘01 and (sister) Choni Gurira ‘96. The movie opens tonight in U.S. theaters. Photo courtesy of Choni Gurira.

Danai Gurira’s Stops by to Talk About ‘Black Panther’,” BUILD Series, Feb. 12, 2018
(At the ~29 minute mark of this extensive interview, Danai talks about how Macalester’s international culture helped support her interest in African storytelling.)

Black Panther’s Danai Gurira on ‘breaking a barrier’ with a cinematic milestone,” National Post, Feb. 13, 2018

Danai Gurira on ‘Black Panther’ and the incredible power of Wakanda,” Global News, Feb. 13, 2018

Black Panther star Danai Gurira talks strong women and changing cinema,” Evening Standard, Feb. 13, 2018

‘Black Panther’ Star Danai Gurira on Embracing Her Zimbabwean Name: ‘I Realized I Didn’t Want to Fit In’,” GLAMOUR, Feb. 13, 2018

How ‘Black Panther’ MVP Danai Gurira Went From Zombie-Slayer to Marvel Superstar,” Rolling Stone, Feb. 13, 2018

For the Stars of ‘Black Panther,’ Superpowers and Responsibility,” The New York Times, Feb. 12, 2018

ESSENCE To Honor Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, Danai Gurira & Tessa Thompson At 2018 Black Women In Hollywood Event,” ESSENCE, Feb. 6, 2018

Danai Gurira: A Black Panther Rock Star,” ELLE, Feb. 6, 2018

Danai Gurira on Black Panther,” Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jan. 31, 2018

Daughters of African Immigrants Use the Stage to Tell of Two Worlds,” The New York Times, Jan. 24, 2018

Danai Gurira: ‘Black Panther felt like an unprecedented Marvel movie’,” Film News, Jan. 12, 2018

Macalester Coverage

Danai Gurira ’01 Commencement Address,”, May 24, 2016

Theatrical Force,” Macalester Today, April 19, 2016

February 14 2018

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