Smithsonian African American History Museum to Add Bill Cosby Exhibit

Jose Guel

On March 31, The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. was  planning to put Bill Cosby in an exhibit at their National Museum of African American History and Culture and include his sexual misconduct with 50 women.

This museum will be open this September. At first the people of the Smithsonian decided not to include Cosby’s sexual misconduct but changed thanks to the museum’s founding director Lonnie Bunch.

“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. 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 Bunch to ThinkProgress news.

Some people are willing to let Cosby be displayed at the museum since it is more about African American Culture then Cosby himself. Still, others do not want him to be displayed because of the sexual charges placed on him.

“Well I think that Cosby should not be put in the exhibit. He does not deserve it after the scandal of him taking advantage of 50 girls. He would of deserve it if he wouldn’t of done that. He became an ideal inspiring figure to many people, and he shouldn’t get recognized for that,” said junior Joselyn Valerio.

People should not make a big deal out of this since this is going into a museum of African American history and the museum cannot change facts so that the person they are displaying is not a bad person. These are places we go to learn and if the person we learn about is bad then he is bad and we cannot change that so we have to live with it.