Howard Names Fine Arts School After Alum Chadwick Boseman

Published on Blavity News on 26th May 2021

Chadwick Boseman, a Howard alumnus, receives an Honorary Doctorate Degree at the 2018 Howard University Commencement Ceremony at Howard University on May 12, 2018, in Washington, DC. / Photo Credit: Brian Stukes/Getty Images

 Howard University announced that they will be naming the College of Fine Arts after Howard alumni, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Directing in 2000. In addition, he was the elected speaker for the 2018 University Commencement Ceremony. In August 2020, Boseman passed away at the age of 43 due to colon cancer.

 The decision to rename the college in honour of Boseman was a result of a petition signed by almost 60,000 people demanding that the College of Fine Arts be named in commemoration of the late actor.

“I remember his smile and his gentle way, I remember his unending curiosity and his love of study, studying many things all of the time.” –Phylicia Rashad, a professor at Howard University and recently appointed Dean of the College Arts

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