His charisma, regal performance, and resilience can never be forgotten. With his role as T’Challa in the ground-breaking film “Black Panther,” he became a global icon and an inspiring symbol of Black power.
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Chadwick Boseman got emotional while discussing the impact of Black Panther to the black American community.
As an alumnus of Howard University, Chadwick Boseman provided words of inspiration to the Class of 2018 during Howard University’s 150th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12 in Washington, D.C.
Chadwick Boseman paid tribute to Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 6, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre.
Boseman said, “There is no Black Panther without Denzel Washington. And not just because of me. My whole cast, that generation, stands on your shoulders.”
When Chadwick Boseman won the Best Hero of the Year for his Black Panther role at the 2018 Movie & TV Awards.
He spoke about the importance of ‘Black Panther’ and presented his Golden Popcorn to a real-life hero James Shaw Jr.
His moving SAG Award acceptance speech from 2019.
“To be young, gifted and Black,” said Boseman in his acceptance speech addressing questions about whether “Black Panther” had changed the film industry. “We all know what it’s like to be told that there is not a place for you to be featured. Yet you are young, gifted and Black. We know what it’s like to be told there’s not a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on. We know what it’s like to be the tail and not the head. We know what it’s like to be beneath and not above.”
“That is what we went to work with every day,” he continued. “Because we knew … that we had something special that we wanted to give the world. That we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing. That we could create a world that exemplified a world that we wanted to see.”