Howard University Names College Of Fine Arts after Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman in 2018.
Chadwick Boseman in 2018. Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9375119n)

Late actor Chadwick Boseman is being honored by his alma mater Howard University. The institution announced late last week that its College Of Fine Arts will from now on bear the name of the Black Panther star.

Howard University also shared a video on YouTube that shows lettering being installed on the entry of Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

“An icon in his own right who has left an immeasurable legacy for the next generation. Thank you Mr. Boseman,” wrote the university in the caption of the clip.

Boseman graduated from Howard University in 2000, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in directing. During his time as a student, Boseman notably protested the university’s decision to scrap the College of Fine Arts and integrate it into the College of Arts & Sciences. This decision was eventually reversed in 2018.

Chadwick Boseman passed away in 2020 at the age of 43. His most notable works include the role of T’Challa/Black Panther in Marvel Cinematic Universe, action thriller 21 Bridges, war drama Da 5 Bloods, and biographical musical Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. For his work on the latter movie, Boseman won Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie, and Screen Actors Guild awards for Best Actor while picking up an Academy Awards nomination in the same category.