- Howard University has renamed its fine arts college after late talented actor Chadwick Boseman
- The US superstar graduated from the same university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in directing
- The Black Panther star passed away in August last year at the age of 43 after a long battle with colon cancer
Howard University has renamed its College of Fine Arts after late Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman. The famous thespian graduated from the same university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in directing.
The popular and talented thespian passed away in August last year. He was 43 at the time. He died after a long battle with colon cancer.
The Washington Post reports that a few days after Chadwick's death, Howard students circulated a petition to have the fine arts college renamed after him. On Wednesday, 26 May the university finally decided to rename the performing and visual arts college in honour of the superstar.
Social media users have posted their reactions to the university's thoughtful decision. Check out some of the comments below:
"A well-deserved honour for a man who has done so much for black representation in cinema."
"That is amazing. Let it bring so many people a chance to find their dreams and make them real."
"A beautiful thing at a time when we need beautiful things."
"That's just lovely."
"Simply beyond words."
"A very nice honour."
"An amazing tribute."
"My heart stopped! Chadwick you’re missed."
"Such a well-deserved honour."
In other news, Briefly News reported that Michael B Jordan has shared his opinion after Chadwick Boseman didn't win the Best Actor award at the Oscar Awards recently. The talented US actor was also reportedly shook when his Black Panther co-star was snubbed for his stellar performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
TooFab reported that Michael B Jordan appeared on SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show recently and was asked about Chadwick's loss as the world felt that Chadwick deserved the award.
Michael shared that he also thought a part of everyone had "a little bit" of that feeling when they were watching the ceremony.
"There's no award that can validate his legacy," he said.
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