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Tue, 10.04.1988

Bill and Camile Cosby Donate to Spelman College

On this date in 1988, Bill and Camille Cosby gave a generous gift to a Historically Black College (HBCU). The Cosby's made a $20 million gift to Spelman College in Atlanta.  Over the years and the school acknowledged his contribution by honoring him at various times.

In July 2015, a college official said The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship would be discontinued, and all remaining funds returned.  It was the latest in an avalanche of back turns and changes of heart in the wake of the various sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby.

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