By Ann Brown
In his 43 years, actor Chadwick Boseman did something very few accomplish in Hollywood — he made an indelible mark not only on the movie industry but the world. His watershed role was popular and historic. As the lead in “Black Panther”, he starred as the world’s first African superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). “Black Panther” was also the first superhero film to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture.
Boseman died in August.
Here are 10 this about the life and legacy of Howard University alumnus Chadwick Boseman.
1. Africa in his DNA
Perhaps due to Boseman playing an African superhero, many fans thought he was from Africa. He hails from Anderson, South Carolina, born to African-American parents. However, Bosemen did share the results of his DNA with AfricanAncestry.com. His ancestors were Krio people from Sierra Leone, Limba people from Sierra Leone, and Yoruba people from Nigeria.
2. Real life
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