The late actor Chadwick Boseman is honored by his alma mater Howard University. Howard has renamed his College of Fine Arts the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, according to a Washington Post report. Boseman graduated from Howard in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in directing. He returned in 2018 to receive an honorary doctorate from the university. He also gave the opening speech for this year’s senior class.
Howard is building a new building for the Fine Arts College, according to the Washington Post. It will also host the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, its WHUT television station, and its WHUR 96.3 FM radio station. A date has not yet been announced that the college could lay the foundation stone for the new building. Read the full story on the Washington Post.
Boseman died of colon cancer last August. He was 43 years old. That year he posthumously won the Golden Globes Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama award for his portrayal of a trumpeter named Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman also received an Oscar nomination (Best Actor) for the role.