Celebrating Black Excellence

The Life, Legacy and Impact of Chadwick Boseman

Eric Connerly Data News Weekly Contributor

With the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman, who was for this generation our Sidney Poitier, bringing pride to African Americans playing positive and uplifting characters to the screen. Today many are binge watching movies and programs on various streaming services as their primary form of entertainment.

In the spirit of promoting Black Excellence and Celebrating the Life of this remarkable talent; I would like to suggest that all African Americans take the time to watch four films starring Chadwick Boseman. In these movies he gives us all something to be proud of and aspire to.

1. 42: Boseman portrays Jackie Robinson, in a breakout role.
2. Get on Up: Boseman plays the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
3. Marshall: Boseman plays famed Civil Rights Attorney and first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall.
4. Black Panther: Boseman portrays T’Challa, king and protector of fictional African nation. Wakanda. The Marvel film set records at the box office earning over 1 billion dollars.

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