Howard University Renames College of Fine Arts in Honor of Chadwick Boseman

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Howard University Renames College of Fine Arts in Honor of Chadwick Boseman. In May 2020 Howard University announced their new College of Fine Arts will be named after Chadwick Boseman in honor of his memory. Boseman graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing back in 2000.

Howard University shared the initial announcement via social media, stating: “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.“ They continued, “Chad, you exemplify Howard’s core values of excellence, leadership, service, and truth. There is no one more deserving of such an honor. We are so proud of you, we love you, and we miss you every day. Congratulations to all the future students of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts!

Related: Michael B. Jordan Shares Tribute to Chadwick Boseman on the Anniversary of His Death

Check out the new Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts in the featured video below:

Related: Marvel Studios Confirms Chadwick Boseman Will Not Be Replaced in ‘Black Panther 2’

Actor Chadwick Boseman who stared in Marvel’s Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Endgame movies passed away from multiple organ failure due to colon cancer. He was only 43 years old at the time of his passing at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, according to his publicist Nicki Fioravante at the time.

Fellow Howard Alumni and Marvel Comics Black Panther Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a touching tribute to the late actor and in honor of the event at their Alma Mater, sharing: “I got to watch him through the years — advancing out of student theater, on to TV and film, and then finally cast as T’Challa. He was perfect. He had T’Challa’s royal spirit, the sense that he did not represent merely himself, but a nation. And this is how I am understanding his death. It is personally sad to lose him at such a young age. But for those of us who so needed him right now, in these dark times, those of us who went to war with him, the loss is unthinkable. We simply cannot afford to be without Chad. My recourse is inadequate, but it’s all I have to make meaning of this tragedy. It is the idea of ancestry. It is the notion that when someone like Chad wields their weapons as fiercely as he once did, they are remembered. It is the idea that Chad’s wisdom and power are still with us in ancestral form. It is the thought that just as Chad once walked into the City of the Dead and harnessed the energy of those who’d gone before him, so he too may be harnessed, by all those warriors to come.

Related: Chadwick Boseman Voices T’Challa in Four Episodes of Marvel Studios’ ‘What if…?’

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Featured Photo Credit: Howard University / Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post

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