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Race, Hollywood, And The Rise Of Chadwick Boseman

Race, Hollywood, And The Rise Of Chadwick Boseman

Update: 2020-08-312
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Chadwick Boseman had raw talent, world-class training and the will to defy Hollywood gatekeepers. As a college student at Howard University, he had a helping hand from Denzel Washington. Boseman often spoke about the impact of that contribution and how it helped him chart his own path.

Boseman died on Friday after battling colon cancer for four years. He was 43. Today, we look at what his success reveals about race in America — and in Hollywood.

Jamil Smith, a senior writer at Rolling Stone, profiled Boseman for Time Magazine in 2018. Smith says even before the premiere of Black Panther, Boseman seemed to know what the film would mean for pop culture and how its success could reshape Hollywood.

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Race, Hollywood, And The Rise Of Chadwick Boseman

Race, Hollywood, And The Rise Of Chadwick Boseman

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