More than a week after the first anniversary of Chadwick Boseman’s death, Howard University continues to honor his legacy by officially renaming its College of Fine Arts after its late alumnus. The beloved Black Panther star graduated from Howard in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in directing. During his undergraduate studies, he was mentored in particular by acclaimed actress Phylicia Rashad, who is currently the Dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts, now renamed the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.
Additionally, the university has released a time-lapse video, which you can watch below, showing the installation of the new name on the school building.
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Before going for his role as T’Challa /Black Panther Boseman first received awards for his first lead role in the 2013 Jackie Robinson baseball biopic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 42. He followed this historical account with two more: As singer James Brown in 2014 Rise and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in 2017 Marshall.
Even after his death, he continues to shine with his critically acclaimed performance as Levee Green on Netflix Ma Rainey’s black bum which earned the actor his first Golden Globe win and solo SAG win, both for Best Actor.
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His last appearance as T’Challa was recently released during the second episode of Marvel Studios’ first MCU animated series What if…?where the character appeared as another hero. According to Brad Winderbaum, executive producer of the show, Boseman’s T’Challa is expected to appear in three more episodes of the first season in which he will again play different versions of the character.