Bill Cosby was scheduled to visit Alabama on Thursday and Friday, for events aimed at highlighting schools in one of the poorest areas of the state.
Cosby, whose record of educational philanthropy has been overshadowed in recent months by sexual assault allegations from more than 25 women and two pending lawsuits, will speak in several cities across Alabama’s rural Black Belt, a region named for its fertile black soil but stifled by low income and high unemployment.
Cosby will speak with high-school students as part of a new campaign by the nonprofit Black Belt Community Foundation to improve education in the south-central part of the state.
Foundation president Felecia Lucky said Cosby was volunteering his time to bring exposure to schools in the area.
It's like the 25 sexual assault allegations and two pending lawsuits never happened.
I don't understand why any education group would have Cosby speak at one of its events.