The university announced Wednesday that it is naming its newly reestablished college for performing and visual arts after the late, beloved actor and Howard alumnus.
Howard is the nation's only historically Black university with a classics department, but it is now moving to dissolve the program after a three-year review of the school's curriculum.
George C. Wolfe's adaptation of the classic August Wilson play features electrifying performances by Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.
For many Africans, Boseman's role as King T'Challa in 'Black Panther' was a powerful reminder of what is possible on the continent.
A statement posted to the actor's Twitter on Friday said Boseman had battled colon cancer for the last four years.