Howard Univeristy, where the late Chadwick A. Boseman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in directing, has announced that they will honor him by renaming its college of fine arts the “Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts,” according to The Washington Post. Howard is currently in the process of creating a new building for the fine arts college, which will also house the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, its TV station, WHUT, and its radio station, WHUR 96.3 FM. There has not yet been a date announced for when the college will break ground on the new building.
After graduating in 2000, Boseman returned in 2018 to receive an honorary doctorate from the university. He also gave the commencement speech for that year’s graduating class, before sadly dying of colon cancer in August 2020 at 43 years old.
Boseman’s parents Caroline and Leroy said about the school, “His time at Howard University helped shape both the man and the artist that he became, committed to truth, integrity, and a determination to transform the world through the power of storytelling.”
This year, Boseman won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes for his portrayal of a trumpet player named Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman also earned a best actor Oscar nomination for the role.