In 2018, the university announced plans to reestablish the school.
“Chadwick’s love for Howard University was sincere, and although he did not live to see those plans through to fruition, it is my honor to ensure his legacy lives on through the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts,” Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick said in a statement earlier this year.
Boseman starred in several major movies, including King T’Challa in Disney’s “Black Panther” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
His family applauded the building’s renaming.
“Chad fought to preserve the College of Fine Arts during his matriculation at Howard and remained dedicated to the fight throughout his career, and he would be overjoyed by this development,” Boseman’s family said in a statement in May. “His time at Howard University helped shape both the man and the artist that he became, committed to truth, integrity, and a determination to transform the world through the power of storytelling.”