“I never wanted to act in the first place . . . forget their stories. I can tell my own stories.”
That’s a line from Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University commencement speech in 2018.
Boseman portrayed some of the most impactful people in American History—Jackie Robinson (42), James Brown (Get On Up), and Thurgood Marshall (Marshall). But, his most popular portrayal was of the fictional character T’Challa from Black Panther. I am so thankful that he went on and told more stories, but the character that speaks the loudest now is his very own. Here are a few things that I learned watching his story unfold over these past few years.