Anderson, S. Carolina Wants A Chadwick Boseman Statue


A petition with over 2,000 signatures is calling to replace a Confederate statue in Anderson, South Carolina, with a statue of Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman, died on Friday at age 43 from colon cancer, but he was born and raised in Anderson.

"Upon the release of his film Black Panther, Mr. Boseman took it upon himself to rent out a theatre in his home town of Anderson South Carolina to show the film for free. So that young boys and girls could be inspired by the film without the financial barrier," the petition reads. "Mr. Boseman is without question an American treasure."

Currently, Anderson has a Confederate statue at town square, and due to the Heritage Act, it cannot be removed. “The Heritage Act” requires that at least two-thirds of both the House and Senate must approve any change to any monument. That means local government can’t change or remove any flags or statues.

The petition wants to not only remove that Confederate statue, but replace it with Boseman.

Photos by Getty Images