Wakanda Forever: Honoring ‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman

“In my culture, death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping off point.“ — King T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, in Captain America: Civil War

Chadwick Boseman Vigil
Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, leads a "Wakanda Forever!" salute from the 2018 film "Black Panther," to celebrate the late actor and "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chadwick Boseman Vigil
Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, leads a "Wakanda Forever!" salute from the 2018 film "Black Panther," to celebrate the late actor and "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wakanda Forever: Honoring ‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman

“In my culture, death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping off point.“ — King T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, in Captain America: Civil War

Actor Chadwick Boseman, the star of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, died Friday of stage four colon cancer, setting off an outpouring of tributes speaking to the role’s profound impact on viewers.

Reset brings on a local pop culture writer and a professor who studies Black representation in media to talk about how and why the film and its star made such a deep global impact.

GUESTS: Steven Thrasher, assistant professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism

Karlyn Ruth Meyer, pop culture writer; former president of the Chicago Nerd Social Club