Chadwick Boseman has left a legendary legacy behind himself by filling the shoes of Black Panther. As the chants of ‘Wakanda Forever!’ are not going to quite down any time soon, Howard University has decided to honor the late-actor further by naming one of their colleges after him.
The announcement was made on Wednesday, where the College of Fine Arts will bear the name of Chadwick Boseman. According to the university, Boseman had strong relationships with the higher faculty of the college.
Boseman himself graduated from Howard University in 2000, and led the movement to keep the College of Fine Arts from being integrated into College of Arts & Sciences. The university honors his legacy and contribution to keep the college intact by naming the college he fought to preserve after him.
Bob Iger, Disney Chairman, has kickstarted a fundraiser in order to support the newly named college in order to pay for the best faculty the college can get, making the college a point of exposure for those who wish to pursue a career in entertainment and broadcasting, as well as making it the headquarter for Howard’s radio and TV stations.
Chadwick’s ex-wife Simone Ledward-Boseman expressed her happiness over the re-founding of the college, and stated that the actor’s and artist’s story will now reach full-circle.
Chad was a very proud Bison — both Howard and Ms. Rashad played integral roles in his journey as an artist. The re-establishment of the College of Fine Arts brings this part of his story full-circle and ensures that his legacy will continue to inspire young storytellers for years to come.
While he graduated more than 20 years ago, Chadwick gave several visitations to the college many times, while even delivering his commencement speech in 2018. Even though the actor didn’t receive the Oscar for best actor posthumously, the college will keep his legacy fairly strong. Hopefully, the college will be a safe haven for students who want a career in entertainment and broadcasting, and that will make all of Chadwick’s efforts to keep it standing worth it.[Via]