Howard University Honours Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman

Howard University in the US this week said it was naming its newly reestablished College of Fine Arts after renowned Wakanda actor Chadwick Boseman, who died last year in August.

The Black Panther star was a student at Howard University 20 years ago.

Boseman graduated from Howard University with a degree from the College of Fine Arts.

Now named the “Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts”, the faculty will engrave the actor’s name into the history of the institution.

The actor is one of the college’s most famous alumni.

“It is my honor to ensure his legacy lives on through the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts with the support of his wife and the Chadwick Boseman Foundation,” said Howard University President Wayne Frederick in a statement.

“Chad fought to preserve the College of Fine Arts during his matriculation at Howard and remained dedicated to the fight throughout his career, and he would be overjoyed by this development,” the Boseman family said in a statement.

“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.”

Boseman succumbed to cancer at the age of 43.