Chadwick Boseman’s Life and Exit is a Lesson for All of Us

Inspiring until the end

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Chadwick Boseman at the European Premiere of “Black Panther” in London, England in 2018.

In life

Chadwick Boseman’s groundbreaking role of King T’Challa, the Black Panther gave a generation of young black Americans an image to aspire to. His portrayal of the Marvel superhero showcased intellect, vulnerability, respect, and physicality simultaneously, the type of black character there is too little of on-screen.

In sickness

In a Howard University commencement address in 2018, he told the graduating class to “press on with pride and press on with purpose.” He lived that message. After his diagnosis, he went on to shoot seven films, including the physically demanding Marvel movies.

Former teacher who retired early to pursue a passion for writing. Personal development content writer and fiction author. Dog mom.

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