Recently comedy and television legend Bill Cosby has been accused of multiple instances of egregious sexual assault. Given Cosby’s clean cut public persona – even allegations of such behavior is enough to send shock-wave throughout the world. In this presentation, we take an extensive look at the life of Bill Cosby – what made him who he is, his influences, childhood, career, cultural impact, philanthropy, history with the media, controversial comments about the black community, commitment to education, successes – and known flaws.
Was Bill Cosby like the image he portrayed on television? Was the Cliff Huxtable character he portrayed on The Cosby Show a reflection of his own personality and life? What can we learn from his life and career? What is the truth about Bill Cosby?
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Cosby: His Life and Times by Mark Whitaker
I Didn't Ask to Be Born: (But I'm Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby : Family Funny Man by Larry Kettelkamp
Cosby: The Life of a Comedy Legend by Ronald L. Smith
Bill Cosby: The Changing Black Image by Robert Rosenberg
Cosbyology: Essays and Observations From the Doctor of Comedy by Bill Cosby
Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors by Bill Cosby
Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s by Gerald Nachman
Don't Call Me Black, Call Me American by Cornelius Jones
The Playboy Interviews: The Comedians by Stephen Randall
The First Real-Time Study of Parents Spanking Their Kids
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