Chadwick Boseman Is Getting His Own Statue In Hometown

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Chadwick Boseman Is Getting His Own Statue In Hometown
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The announcement comes amid a petition for a Chadwick Boseman statue to replace a Confederate statue in Anderson, South Carolina.

Anderson, South Carolina, the city that the late Chadwick Boseman was from, is honoring the actor with his own statue.

In a report from TMZ, a spokesperson for Mayor Terence Roberts said that the city is working on a statue for Boseman, and that it will include a mix of sculpture with mural and/or art elements. The news comes amid a petition for a Boseman statue to replace a Confederate statue in the Anderson’s town square.

“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,” the petition’s creator, DeAndre Weaver, said.

“We must move past the tragedies of our past in this nation and celebrate new heroes. Mr. Boseman is a hero to this nation but more importantly a hero to the town of Anderson,” Weaver added.

However, TMZ noted that Roberts can’t remove the monument, and that the request to take it down can only happen if it receives two-thirds vote from the state legislature.

Boseman passed away at the age of 43 from colon cancer. The actor was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016 and “battled with it” as it eventually got to stage four.

After a long career in TV, Boseman’s first big break came in 2013 when he played Jackie Robinson in 42. After that Boseman would build a reputation for historical characters; he played James Brown in Get on Up and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall. Boseman’s career would go to another level when he would get chosen to play T’Challa, better known as Black Panther, for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He played T’Challa Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame. Boseman was set to play the character again in the upcoming Black Panther sequel.

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