Chadwick Boseman was an award-winning American actor who is most famous as the star of “The Black Panther.”
He actually starred in many great roles including: Jackie Robinson in “42” (2013), James Brown in “Get on Up” (2014), Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall” (2017). His last film was “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” an August Wilson Jazz story about how Black creativity keeps getting ripped off.
Chadwick Boseman Died on a Special Day
The actor’s life story is well told, but this is what we want to point out. Boseman died in Los Angeles on August 28, 2020. That’s a very auspicious date in Black History (which is American History).
August is known as “Black August” in honor of all those who fought for their personal freedom. It’s because the Haitian Revolution began in August 1791. That’s the only time in history that a people freed themselves and founded a nation. It’s one of the most incredible humanitarian achievements in history.
August 28 is:
- The Feast of St Augustine, the African Berber (354-430) from what is now Algeria, who was one of the most influential Christian philosophers. 🇩🇿
- The day when 14 year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi on August 28, 1955. 🇺🇸
- The day of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. 🇺🇸
- The day when Chadwick Boseman died. 🇺🇸
We keep track of dates and that’s how we noticed this. It may be coincidence, but that’s an awful lot of coincidence.
We salute you Chadwick Boseman. You inspired a lot of people, including us.