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Chadwick Boseman attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

We started hearing about this yesterday.  A movement is afoot in Anderson, SC to have a statue for the now late, Chadwick Boseman (an Anderson native son) replace a controversial Confederate monument in front of the city’s courthouse.

A petition on has already received some 11,000 signatures, but it’s going to take a lot more than that.  Statue removal requires 2/3 vote of the SC State Legislature.

BUT, mayor Terence Roberts has confirmed the city IS already hard at work (an artist has been contacted) on the best, permanent, way to honor the actor who so bravely lost his battle with colon cancer last week.

Chadwick Boseman's Hometown Already Working on Statue To Honor Him

Chadwick Boseman 's hometown is already hard at work on a statue that'll pay tribute to the "Black Panther" star ... but those who want it to replace a Confederate memorial shouldn't hold their breath. A spokesperson for Mayor Terence Roberts' Office in Anderson, SC tells TMZ ...