African-American History Museum To Include Sexual Assault Allegations In Bill Cosby Display

The Smithsonian has made the decision to acknowledge the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby in his display at the new African-American history museum on the National Mall.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on September 24 and will include a comic book from Cosby’s pioneering TV drama, “I Spy,” and one of his comedy albums in its exhibit on black entertainers and artists.

Via the Associated Press:

Initially, the museum planned to include historical facts about the items without mentioning the allegations, drawing criticism from some Cosby accusers.

The museum’s founding director, Lonnie Bunch, said in a statement Thursday that the display would address Cosby’s alleged behavior, although he did not specify exactly how.

“Like all of history, our interpretation of Bill Cosby is a work in progress, something that will continue to evolve as new evidence and insights come to the fore,” Bunch said. “Visitors will leave the exhibition knowing more about Mr. Cosby’s impact on American entertainment, while recognizing that his legacy has been severely damaged by the recent accusations.”

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