Petition to Replace the Confederate monument in Anderson with a Chadwick Boseman memorial
After the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman last week, DeAndre Weaver started a petition to the City of Anderson, South Carolina state Senate and South Carolina State House. The petition is to replace the confederate monument in Anderson with a Chadwick Boseman memorial.
Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose work celebrated by African-American pioneers and culture, died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. The world was informed of the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman who spent his life uplifting the Black Americans both real and fictional. His notable role as the Balck Panther will remain as an inspiration to all coloured people. He put life into the historical figures such as James Brown, Jackie Robinson, and Thurgood Marshall. His role as T’Challa the king of Wakanda also known as the Black Panther made him the first black American actor to act in Marvel superhero movies.
Boseman uplifted and encouraged many Black Americans through his during the challenging times the nation going through. It was his mission to give back to his community, not only through his roles in movies but also financially.
It is against law to remove or alter monuments dedicated to confederate war efforts in the state of South Carolina, (Section 10-1-165). This has made any effort to remove the confederate monument in Anderson impossible. The petitioner demands that Chadwick Boseman is worthy of such a monument in his hometown.