“The best advice about getting older? Just be thankful you’re not dead!”– Chadwick Boseman
The Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University praises the alumni, who graduated in 2000 with a degree Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. Howard College declared it will name its College of Fine Arts after its recognized former student Chadwick Boseman, who went on to an acclaimed profession in film before he passed away a year ago at 43. Howard named Tony winner and Emmy candidate Phylicia Rashad as the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts dean a week ago.
In a proclamation, the college said, “His time at Howard College helped shape both the man and the artist that he became, focused on truth, honesty, and assurance to change the world through the power of narrating. We are sure that under the powerful authority of his previous teacher and tutor, the dauntless Phylicia Rashad that the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts will inspire artistic scholars for several ages,” Variety reported.
The executive chairman of The Walt Disney Organization, Bob Iger, additionally reported designs to fund-raise for an enriched chair named after Boseman and for a campus working for the college. Boseman acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing from Howard in 2000.
In 1997, he drove a three-day protest at Howard’s organization building when the college moved to overlay the College of Fine Arts into the School of College of Fine Arts and Sciences, which it did the following year. Boseman died on 28 August 2020 from colon cancer, prodding an overflowing of pain from fans and the Hollywood group.
His roles incorporate James Brown, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and the lead in 2017’s Black Panther, making him a global star.