Howard University just won the commencement speaker lottery.
According to a statement released by the HBCU, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman will address the school and it’s slated to be L-I-T.
Boseman is a graduate of the University and will give his speech on May 12. It will also be the 150th commencement at Howard.
If he wasn’t already winning enough off of the Marvel Studios movie, Chadwick will presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, the university’s highest honor.
President Wayne Frederick said in a statement that Black Panther “reminds us of the excellence found in the African diaspora and how Howard continues to be a gem that produces the next generation of artist-scholars, humanitarians, scientists, engineers and doctors.”
Oh yeah, and social media was already partying (or mad if you don’t go to Howard) over the news. See their response below.
Hold the helllll up ! Chadwick Boseman is really Howard’s commencement speaker ?!? Whelp , I guess Howard is my alma mater now , in May 🤗🎓.— baby pharrell (@Ajahbaybe) April 19, 2018
Just when y’all said Howard isn’t Wakanda, they get Chadwick for graduation.— Ciera F. (@darlingitscici) April 19, 2018
T’Challa is delivering Howard’s commencement address. Can’t get no blacker than that! 🙌🏾— tuh•lee•uh ✨ (@iam_monyeee) April 19, 2018
Sooooooo, yeah! Basically @HowardU is Wakanda! #LiftingAndShiftingHBCUs— Gordon Gartrelle (@TheStilltop) April 18, 2018
BREAKING: Chadwick Boseman (B.F.A. 2000) announced as Howard University’s 150th Commencement Convocation speaker for the Class of 2018. pic.twitter.com/dvVkh2MpAL
Chadwick: Will y'all forgive my loans— Fly On The Wall (@kitKAT_dc) April 18, 2018
Howard: of course
Chadwick: De Blek Penta es comin https://t.co/U1XI3ylhQO
I’m LIVID that Howard got Chadwick BOSEMAN as their commencement speaker. Life isn’t fair.— FC (@rantswithfant) April 19, 2018
2018 Howard Commencement gonna be done by Chadwick it's gonna be so damn fire seeing all the graduates do that Wakanda salute.— Double Entendre 3000 (@LebronJamesBond) April 18, 2018
So wait.. last four years Howard got: Diddy, My President, Kamala Harris, and Chadwick Boseman?— Back to back (2-0) (@ThatCaliSigma) April 18, 2018
There ain’t no comparison.
Bro Howard got Chadwick for graduation ..... CHADWICK... BLACK PANTHER CHADWICK.... I’m so over it man lol FAMU has to step it up.— Brandon U. Johnson (@brandonujohnson) April 18, 2018
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