The tragic and unexpected passing of Chadwick Boseman has us all in deep mourning. Some would say he was just getting started, only recently having risen to the ranks of legends with breakthrough successes as the preeminent Black superhero, as well as embodying the legacy of several major Black icons for the screen. The latter of these feels most fitting in the wake of his passing, having coincided with the MLB’s celebration of Jackie Robinson Day on August 28th, 2020. Boseman eloquently portrayed the major Civil Rights icon who was instrumental in breaking the color barrier and pushing for an end to segregation in the United States. In remembering Boseman, 42 feels most fitting in depicting the ideals he imbued into every performance and the grandeur of the legacy he left behind.
RIP Chadwick Boseman. 1976-2020