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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.



00:00:16 Intro

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!)

00:24:17 Conclusion


References: (Message From the King) (Get On Up) (Da 5 Bloods) (21 Bridges) (Black Panther (Chadwick’s Fight for Use of African Accents in Black Panther) (Fashion in the World of Black Panther) (Ruth E Carter’s Explanation of 8 Looks in Black Panther) (Denzel and Chadwick)


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