Howard College in Washington D.C is renaming their college of fine arts after famous alumni Chadwick Boseman following his unexpected passing.
Chadwick Boseman was an acclaimed actor who was well known for his role as the lead in Marvel Studios Black Panther. He played T’Challa, the leader of the fictional world Wakanda who appeared in other Marvel films such as Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Endgame to name a few.
As you may know, Chadwick Boseman passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 43 after battling cancer.
Now, his alma mater, Howard University, has announced that they will be renaming their college of fine arts in honor of Boseman according to a report by Variety.
Howard University announced today that the newly re-established college of fine arts, led by Dean Phylicia Rashad, will be named the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts in honor of the late actor and distinguished alumnus.
In a statement celebrating the announcement, Boseman’s family shared their gratitude for Howard President Wayne A. I. Fredrick and the Board of Trustees for honoring their beloved Chad with the renaming of the institution.
“Chad fought to preserve the College of Fine Arts during his matriculation at Howard and remained dedicated to the fight throughout his career, and he would be overjoyed by this development,” the Boseman family said.
Howard University also took to Twitter saying:
Howard University is pleased to name the College of Fine Arts after our iconic alumnus Chadwick A. Boseman, whose remarkable career as an actor, director, writer, and producer inspired millions around the world.
Howard University is pleased to name the College of Fine Arts after our iconic alumnus Chadwick A. Boseman, whose remarkable career as an actor, director, writer, and producer inspired millions around the world. Read more here: https://t.co/RrRiSfyooR #HowardForward pic.twitter.com/ssT8FeoQKv
— Howard University (@HowardU) May 26, 2021
This is not the first tribute to Chadwick Boseman since his passing. We have seen a beautiful mural titled King Chad that first debuted at Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort was recently moved to a permanent location at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as a donation from Nikkolas Smith, the artist and former Disney Imagineer who created the piece.
Many fans have been wondering how Marvel Studios and Disney will be moving forward with the story of the Black Panther as Black Panther 2 was already in the works before Boseman’s passing. Marvel Announced earlier this year that they would not recast the role of T’Challa, and gave the upcoming film an official title, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be coming to theaters on July 8, 2022, and will be directed by Ryan Coogler. This film is a part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe phase 4.
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