In February of 2018, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther film sparked a massive cultural conversation around Afrofuturism – a movement that teaches people of color to imagine futures in which they are involved and influential, ultimately with the goal of manifesting those visions.

For many, this film was their first foray into Afrofuturism. However, the roots of Afrofuturism date back nearly six decades to the days of George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic band. Their funky universal comic waves were felt across the nation and taught their listeners to think outside of reality’s invisible boundaries.

Those musical roots ushered in a new era of hope for Afrofuturists of all media forms to explore the unknown and create a better future for all. Everyone, no matter your race or ethnicity, can learn from Afrofuturism.

In the video above, QuHarrison Terry details the rich history and prominent presence of Afrofuturism and how it teaches us all to create and execute a vision of the future that is unique to us.