Chadwick Boseman Returning to His Wakanda, Howard University, to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address

Chadwick Boseman, aka The Black Panther, will be returning to his alma mater, Howard University, to deliver the university’s 2018 Commencement Address.

“It is an incredible honor and privilege for the Howard University community to welcome back home one of its native sons, Chadwick Boseman, to deliver the 2018 commencement address,” said Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick

Boseman graduated from Howard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and attended the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England, before beginning his professional career as an actor, director and writer.

Boseman’s notable roles include portraying the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown and the historic Thurgood Marshall. Most recently, he starred in Marvel’s record breaking film Black Panther as T’Challa, the King of Wakanda.

“I’m excited to return to the Mecca in celebration of the achievements of our illustrious students,” said Boseman. “Let’s listen, learn and build with one another.”

It’s safe to assume that “H-U — YOU KNOW!” will ring out during Howard’s commencement, but now, so will another phrase — WAKANDA FOREVER!

Photo: Getty / Jeff Kravitz


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Bryant Lydell

Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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