This August will mark the one year anniversary of the passing of Chadwick Boseman, but the actor’s legacy lives on. After the much beloved Black Panther star died of cancer in 2020, both fans and his peers alike have paid tribute to him in different ways. 

Now, Boseman’s alma mater, Howard University, will create a new way for his name to live on. The university announced it will name their College of Fine Arts after him.

Howard University shared the news via Boseman’s Instagram account. You can see the post below, which includes photos of Boseman during his Howard University days.

“Howard University 1997- University students, led by a young Chad Boseman, protest the collapse of the College of Fine Arts during a multi-day demonstration in the administration building. Years later, Chadwick and other alumni would continue to advocate for reinstatement of the College of Fine Arts,” the post opens. “2018- Chadwick Boseman returns to Howard as Commencement Speaker, and President Wayne A.I. Frederick announces plans to re-establish the College of Fine Arts as an independent college.”

The post goes on to reference that actor Phylicia Rashad had recently been named Dean of the College of Fine Arts. It then closes with a tribute to Boseman.

“Chad, you exemplify Howard’s core values of excellence, leadership, service, and truth. There is no one more deserving of such an honor. We are so proud of you, we love you, and we miss you every day. Congratulations to all the future students of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts!” continues the post.

Source: Instagram