From the collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby Jr. Photograph by Frank Stewart, © 2014 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York "Blind Musician," by Jacob Lawrence.
By now everyone has heard that Bill Cosby -- the beloved Dr. Huxtable from the 1980s hit sitcom "The Cosby Show," and before that, tennis coach Alexander Scott on "I Spy," from the '60s -- has been publicly accused by at least ten women, including Lou Ferrigno's wife, of sexually abusing them, or of having attempted to sexually abuse them.
Although I'm an art writer rather a crime or celebrity reporter, the story resonated with me nonetheless. That's because it occurred to me that there is another victim, one that has been mostly lost in the media shuffle: African-American art.More »