The late Chadwick Boseman will have his legacy forever cemented at Howard University. The unforgettable Hollywood actor’s school is renaming its College of Fine Arts after him.
Chadwick Boseman Gets Huge Honor
According to reports, the 2000 graduate’s name will officially grace the College of Fine Arts. There are also plans to have a fundraiser put in place in Boseman’s honor.
On Wednesday, Howard renamed its performing and visual arts school after the “Black Panther” star, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in last year’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Boseman, who graduated from Howard in 2000 with a bachelor of arts degree in directing, died in August at the age of 43 from colon cancer. The renaming unites Howard and Walt Disney Co.’s executive chairman, Bob Iger, who will spearhead fundraising for an endowment named after Boseman, as well as help raise money for the construction of a state-of-the-art building on the campus. (The Washington Post)
Howard University confirmed the massive decision in a social media post.
“Thank you, @washingtonpost , for this feature on our exciting news! Howard University is pleased to name the College of Fine Arts after our iconic alumnus @chadwickboseman ! Read more here: https://wapo.st/3vp6lIS #HowardForward”
Chadwick Boseman’s Wife Accepts Award On His Behalf
Earlier this year, Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward gave a powerful speech on behalf of her late husband after his Golden Globes victory. Boseman was honored for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, earning the award over Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) and Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian)
“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”
Boseman’s Award-Winning Performance
Boseman played musician Levee Green in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the film based on legendary Black playwright August Wilson‘s stage script. His co-stars included Viola Davis and Glynn Thurman in the project that was produced by Denzel Washington.
Official trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Daniel Kaluuya Says Golden Globes ‘Doing Me Dirty’
Boseman’s Black Panther co-star, Daniel Kaluuya, won big at the Golden Globes. He was voted best supporting actor in a drama movie for his portrayal of Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah. But his acceptance speech didn’t go smoothly.
“Is this on? Can you hear me?”