CHADWICK BOSEMAN BROUGHT BLACK HISTORY AND POWER TO LIFE IN WAYS THAT WILL INSPIRE FOR GENERATIONS
Delivering the 150th commencement address at his alma mater, Howard University, in 2018, Chadwick Boseman. words inspired the young people listening to him in the audience, and who saw or read his words online.
On the big screen, his work – his own life’s great purpose – inspired millions of young minds across the planet and helped them find a purpose of their own.
The gifts he left through his galvanizing portrayals of Black legends like Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and James Brown will be reopened over and over in homes and classrooms for years to come.
Chadwick Boseman was destined to immortalize legends because he was a legend in the making the entire time that he was with us.
Chadwick brought an incredible degree of care, and purpose, to the table when he took on such legendary roles and on screen you can feel the responsibility he felt playing them.
Chadwick Boseman will be remembered mostly by young Black children as T’Challa, the Black Panther. The humility he brought to this powerful character made him relatable in ways that inspired record-breaking numbers of moviegoers.
You may remember the many campaigns created to raise money to take children to see Black Panther in theaters; these educators, parents, and others understood the importance of what it means for kids to see people who look like them being superheroes.
I hope he knows that he inspired so many to be the hero of their own stories because we were all able to witness him be the hero of his own.