Petition calls for Chadwick Boseman statue

01 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

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A petition has been started for a statue of Chadwick Boseman to be erected in his hometown.
The Black Panther star tragically passed away last week at the age of 43 after a secret four-year battle with colon cancer, and now thousands are calling for the actor to be honoured with a statue in Anderson, South Carolina.
The petition reads: “Throughout his career, he has brought to life such historical figures as James Brown, Jackie Robinson and Thurgood Marshall. However, most notably he was known for playing T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, also known as the Black Panther.
“This film, along with his entire body of work, has uplifted and inspired many black Americans, especially during the turbulent times our nation is going through.

Gave back
“In addition to his illustrious film career, Mr Boseman made it a mission to give back to his community,” the petition further read.
“Not only with his appearances at his alma mater, Howard University, but financially as well. Upon the release of his film Black Panther, Mr Boseman took it upon himself to rent out a theatre in his home town to show the film for free so that young boys and girls could be inspired by the film without the financial barrier.
“Mr Boseman is without question an American treasure and his accolades go on and on.”
Replace Confederate statue
And the petition - which has nearly been signed by 10 000 people at the time of writing - has urged for a statue of Chadwick to be erected where a Confederate statue currently sits in the town square.
The petition added: “Earlier this year, efforts were made by local residents to remove a Confederate monument located in the town square of downtown Anderson. Unfortunately, this effort gained no traction due to current South Carolina law. It is currently illegal to remove or alter monuments dedicated to confederate war efforts in the state of South Carolina. This has made any effort to remove the statue impossible.
“Many will agree that Mr Boseman is without question worthy of such a monument in his home town, but I would like to go a step further. I believe that Mr Boseman is worthy of the spot that is currently occupied in the town square... One cannot go downtown with seeing or passing by this monument.”


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