A petition to erect a statue of Chadwick Boseman in the place of a confederate memorial in the late actor’s hometown has received thousands of signatures.
Addressing the Mayor of Anderson, Terence Roberts, the petition reads: “The Confederate Monument belongs in a museum but has no right to be displayed there.
He opened many doors for many young Black people with his leading roles in movies such as Black Panther or Marshall.
The Anderson County Museum should be the permanent home to the Confederate Monument.
#WakandaForever https://t.co/lpyzmnIVoP — Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020The Marvel studio cast Boseman as King T’Challa, aka Black Panther, first in Captain America: Civil War, and then in the solo Black Panther movie, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.