Howard University honors Chadwick Boseman’s legacy

Howard University honored alumnus and actor Chadwick Boseman, who died from complications of cancer in August 2020, by naming its College of Fine Arts for him.

Boseman, who rose to international fame for playing the title role in the 2018 Marvel film Black Panther, graduated from Howard University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in directing.

Citing Boseman’s commitment to the arts, the historically Black university announced May 26 the new naming of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

In a 2018 commencement speech, Boseman attributed his success to his college experience. “I stand here today knowing that my Howard University education prepared me to play Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall and T’Challa,” Boseman said.