It’s been a little over a year since we lost Chadwick Boseman and to be honest I have yet to get over the loss. In recent months, Disney and Netflix have made contributions to Howard University, Chadwick’s alma mater, in his name and the tributes continue to roll in. The latest tribute is from the cast of Netflix’s The Harder They Fall. There is a scene in the movie when a train pulls up with the company name of C.A. Boseman. According to Netflix’s Black Lead Twitter account, the train was named after Boseman as a tribute.
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) November 3, 2021
The only thing that makes me sad about these stories is how Chadwick didn’t receive his flowers while alive. However, better late than never and I cannot be angry at that. I still can’t watch movies with Chadwick. I am sure there will be a day when I can just celebrate his work without the sadness. I am happy so many people and organizations are recognizing the imprint that Chadwick Boseman left in the arts world. I also like how people are finding many ways to celebrate Chadwick’s life. I personally love this nod to Chadwick and I am looking forward to watching The Harder They Fall this weekend. The movie is on my list of shows and films to watch this weekend while I rest and catch up on life. I am sure knowing the meaning of the name of the train will make the film bittersweet. Chadwick is not only immortal in his films but also with these sweet nods to his greatness as a human being.
— Netflix Canada (@Netflix_CA) November 3, 2021
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