Chadwick Boseman Honored At Howard University
In a move that represents the completion of a memorial that we first reported on here at Marvel Blog in May 2021, which has come to fruition, with the late Chadwick Boseman’s name having been officially installed at Howard University School of Fine Arts, officially renaming the school the Chadwick Boseman School of Fine Arts.
Chadwick Boseman School of Fine Arts
The news was reported on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 in an article on The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets after Howard University posted the dedication ceremony on their social media accounts, including YouTube and Instagram (below).
The letters in Boseman’s name were installed on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. The university wrote, “Yesterday, the letters were installed over the now official Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. An icon in his own right who has left an immeasurable legacy for the next generation. Thank you Mr. Boseman.”
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The article explains that the renaming of the school emerged out of a Change.org petition that was started by Howard University students in the wake of the actor’s unexpected death from colon cancer on August 28th, 2020.
The late actor Boseman gave the commencement speech at
In the time since Boseman’s passing, many have honored the memory of the actor who played T’Challa, King of Wakanda and the Black Panther, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In April 2021, Boseman’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, appeared at the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in order to accept the award on her late husband’s behalf.
On August 21st, 2021, Simone performed the song “I’ll Be Seeing You” during the Stand-Up to Cancer telethon.
And on the anniversary of his death, Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o took to social media to remember the actor’s laughter.
Plus, less than a month ago, Boseman’s final appearance in the MCU was released: voicing T’Challa in the second episode of What If…? on Disney+, “What if… T’Challa Had Become a Star-Lord.”
Have you had a chance to see Boseman’s final performance as T’Challa in What If…? When was the last time you re-watched Black Panther on Disney+?
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