Chadwick Boseman’s Spouse Accepts NAACP Picture Award And Delivers Heartfelt Speech: ‘Please Get Screened’
Taylor Simone Ledward Boseman accepted the NAACP Image Awards on behalf of her late husband, Chadwick Boseman. The actor received two posthumous awards for roles in “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”.
“As always, he would give all honor and honor to the highest God. He would thank his mother and father. And he would honor the ancestors as we honor him now, ”said Ledward Boseman during her virtual acceptance speech for Chadwick’s Outstanding Actor in Motion Picture Award.
She added, “Thank you to the NAACP Image Awards for always giving him his flowers. He was an unusual artist and an even more unusual person. But the way we lost him is not at all unusual, not in our churches. “
Ms. Chadwick pays tribute to Chadwick with powerful call to action during NAACP speech
After Ledward Boseman thanked him for the award, he immediately shared life-changing stats. She revealed that blacks are 20% more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer. She continued that blacks are 40% more likely to die from it.
During her heartfelt speech, Ledward Boseman shared a call to action that could save lives.
“If you are 45 years of age or older, please have yourself examined. Don’t postpone it any longer. Please let yourself be examined, ”she said.
“This disease can be beaten if you catch it at an early stage. So there is no time to waste – even if you don’t have a family history and even if you think nothing is wrong. And if you are younger than 45, please take care of your health proactively. Know the signs and know your body. Listen to your body “
For more information, see StandUpToCancer.org/coloncancersymptoms.
Two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor
Chadwick’s life’s work continues to be recognized. Boseman received an Outstanding Supporting Actor Award for “Da 5 Bloods”. He also received an Award for Outstanding Actor in a Film for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. His co-star Viola Davis won the outstanding actress at a film award for her work in the film. During her acceptance speech, she called to Boseman and said, “And beautiful Chadwick Boseman, I love you, Chad!”
The NAACP Image Awards Show was created to recognize and celebrate the achievements of black artists and entertainers. The awards ceremony began in 1967 and has been an important platform to honor black talent who have traditionally been underrepresented in the mainstream media.
During a virtual press event after the ceremony, Viola Davis spoke about the impact of the NAACP.
“We belong to the same conversion as everyone else. This is because we are often forgotten or not as highly valued as our white colleagues sometimes. [This] That’s why we need the NAACP Image Awards. “
She adds, “We are now using all our talents, all our ingenuity, and literally demanding to be seen.”
Because of organizations like the NAACP, Chadwick’s work will live on forever.