The news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing away came as a shocker leaving the master actor’s fans deeply saddened. It is quite true that some of them are yet to come to terms with the fact that he is no more. The brilliant artist is sure to remain immortal in the mind of cinema lovers with his stellar works. Now, the news is that the idea of building Chadwick Boseman’s statue is also under consideration to honour the Black Panther star.
Hometown plans for a big tribute
Well, Chadwick Boseman’s statue will be built in Anderson, the hometown of the American actor. A spokesperson from the Mayor’s office has confirmed to TMZ that the city is working on setting up a public tribute. It is being said that the initial works have already begun and the city has approached an artist. They are working together to come up with ideas to pay a good tribute to the Black Panther star. The report also reveals that the authorities are looking for valuable inputs from the public, to make sure that the memorial will be something that the entire city will be proud of.
A petition signed by thousands
At the same time, a petition signed by over 35,000 people on Change.org has gained widespread attention in the online world. It calls for replacing a Confederate Memorial with Chadwick Boseman’s statue. They are asking for a Chadwick Boseman memorial made of stone, which is to be placed in front of the city’s courthouse. According to the petitioner, the Confederate Memorial belongs to the museum and it doesn’t hold the right to stay at the courthouse. “I believe the community should come together to honour someone from Anderson, South Carolina that was able to change the movie industry.”, it has been mentioned in the document.
The Black Panther show in Anderson
Meanwhile, people around Anderson came together (while still maintaining social distancing) on Sep 3, 2020, in remembrance of the legendary actor. Hundreds of people gathered to watch the special screening of the Black Panther movie, which was held at an amphitheatre in the city. Mayor Terence Roberts, Rev. Sam Neely and Deanna Brown-Thomas addressed the gathering during the event. Also, TL Hanna High School in South Carolina, wherein Chadwick Boseman studied, is planning to set up a scholarship in his name. It will be given to selected deserving students on a yearly basis.