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April 01, 2016

National Black-History Museum to Note Cosby Accusations

Officials at the National Museum of African American History and Culture said Thursday that an exhibition that recognizes Bill Cosby's cultural impact will also note the string of sexual-assault claims against him, writes The New York Times. The move comes after days of questioning, particularly by alleged Cosby victims, of the museum's initial decision not to mention the scandal in a small display of artifacts of his work in comedy and television.

“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,” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian museum, which is set to open in September on the National Mall in Washington.