As the accolades pour in, as twitter lights up with people sharing their love, admiration, and heartfelt stories of Chadwick Boseman, we are reminded that life is precious. But what a stunning legacy this amazing man and actor has left behind for us, to remember him by.
Yes, quite probably, he will be remembered most for his starring roll as T’Challa in Black Panther (2018). But he also lent his grace, charm, and considerable talent to other such movies; from the legendary Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), to playing James Brown in, Get On Up (2014). To the equally legendary Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP lawyer who fought for civil rights in the 1940s, before becoming the first black justice on the Supreme Court—Marshall (2017), directed by Reginald Hudlin, is significant in that its hero is not a sports figure, an entertainer or a victim; he is a black hero on account of his intellect.
Boseman also went on to feature in the Avenger movies, as well as 21 Bridges (2019), and coming out this year is Da 5 Bloods from Spike Lee.
In a career and a life cut short, Chadwick Boseman will forever be the King.