May 7, 2021
Today we will be discussing the legacy of Chadwick Boseman who tragically passed on August 28, 2020 at the age of 43. The world probably knows him best from portraying iconic superhero The Black Panther in four MCU films, but he’s also portrayed real life black heroes such as Jackie Robinson in 42 and the titular character in Marshall, amongst other characters who’ve inspired us all.
00:00:40 Why Chadwick’s Death Hit So Hard
00:03:31 Chadwick’s Commitment to Portraying Strong Black Characters in Media
00:08:08 Importance of Black Panther for Black People and Other POC
00:09:00 Comparing Black Panther to Previous Black Superhero Movies Like Blade, Hancock, Steel and Meteorman
00:13:30 Chadwick, the Second Denzel? Nah, the First Chadwick!
00:14:37 The Brilliance of His Performance as T’Challa
00:18:26 He Was a King of the People Even Outside Film
00:19:49 Black Panther to Shang-Chi: Opening the Doors for Other POC
00:20:43 POC Unite! BLM and Black Civil Rights Movements the Main Driver For All POC Rights
00:21:38 Importance of Large Culturally Authentic Movies Creating Opportunities Beyond Just Actors (Writers, Fashion Designers, etc.!)
00:22:26 Final Thoughts on Chadwick Boseman (Thanks for Everything, Chadwick!)
https://www.netflix.com/watch/80155475 (Message From the King)
https://www.netflix.com/watch/70301646 (Get On Up)
https://www.netflix.com/watch/81045635 (Da 5 Bloods)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/why-chadwick-bosemans-fight-african-accents-black-panther-was-so-important/ (Chadwick’s Fight for Use of African Accents in Black Panther)
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/why-fashion-is-key-to-understanding-the-world-of-black-panther/553157/ (Fashion in the World of Black Panther)
https://www.vulture.com/2018/02/black-panther-costume-designer-ruth-e-carter-on-8-looks.html (Ruth E Carter’s Explanation of 8 Looks in Black Panther)
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