ANDERSON, S.C. – A petition that has over 2,000 signatures is calling to replace a Confederate statue in Anderson, South Carolina, with a statue of recently-passed Chadwick Boseman.
Boseman, the famed actor in "Black Panther" and "42" about Jackie Robinson, among many other movies, died on Friday at age 43 from colon cancer, but he was born and raised in Anderson.
The petition reads out multiple instances of Boseman using his fame to help his community, including 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
Currently, Anderson has a Confederate statue at town square in downtown, and due to the Heritage Act, it cannot be removed.
The petition wants to not only remove that Confederate statue, but replace it with Boseman.