Remembering Chadwick Boseman And His Connection To D.C.'s Howard University

Submitted by rhowell on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 00:07

The late actor Chadwick Boseman left a void not only in the entertainment industry but for many young people in the country. Boseman died from colon cancer in August at the age of 43. 

In this edition of Update-1, Gemma Puglisi, a member of the National Press Club's Broadcast Podcast Committee, interviews Dr. Wayne Frederick,  the president of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Boseman's alma mater.

Dr. Frederick, an oncologist, discusses Boseman's impact at Howard as well as his colon cancer diagnosis and the rise of the disease in young people. He also talks about the great commencement speech Boseman gave in 2018 at Howard and what the actor leaves behind.