We love HBCUs and we love Chadwick Boseman just as much!
T’Challa is on his way to Howard University.
Say what!? That’s right, the Black Panther actor is set to deliver the commencement address to Howard University’s class of 2018!
The Howard alum and his cast mates broke almost every record with the popular film. More recently, the actor hosted Saturday Night Live! and T’Challa even made an appearance then!
In a statement yesterday, Howard University, President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick stated,
“It is an incredible honor and privilege for the Howard University community to welcome back home one of its native sons, Chadwick Boseman, to deliver the 2018 commencement address. He has played some of the most iconic African Americans that have transformed history, including Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Howard’s own Thurgood Marshall. His recent role in the blockbuster film “Black Panther” reminds us of the excellence found in the African diaspora and how Howard continues to be a gem that produces the next generation of artist-scholars, humanitarians, scientists, engineers, and doctors. Mr. Boseman exemplifies the monumental heights and levels Howard graduates can achieve by using the skills and knowledge they acquired at the university.”
“It is an incredible honor and privilege for the Howard University community to welcome back home one of its native sons, @ChadwickBoseman, to deliver the 2018 commencement address,” said Howard University President @HUPrez17. #HowardForward https://t.co/KKWadtSTXr pic.twitter.com/aOQ2zmxQLH
— Howard University (@HowardU) April 18, 2018
In addition to this amazing accomplishment, Boseman will also appear in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and has just signed to star in Expatriate, a film he wrote with his writing partner, Logan Coles (also an Howard University alum).
Congratulations Chadwick Boseman! We can’t wait to witness your continuous success!
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