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Dr. Camille O. Cosby



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Producer and educator Camille O. Cosby has brought to the American public projects that advance an appreciation of our rich and diverse cultures. Dr. Cosby co-produced with Judith Rutherford James the Broadway run of "Having Our Say," which resulted in three Tony nominations. Dr. Cosby and Ms. James went on to win the 1999 Peabody Award for the highly rated, made-for-television film of "Having Our Say" broadcast on CBS in April of that year. Dr. Cosby is continuing her collaboration with Ms. James in the development of a play based on the life of Pearl Bailey.

Dr. Cosby's experience with "Having Our Say" led to her co-founding the National Visionary Leadership Project, an institution dedicated to preserving and disseminating the histories of distinguished African American elders to inspire new generations of leadership.

Dr. Cosby has also served as Executive Producer of numerous film projects, especially in the documentary genre. Her past credits include "Ennis' Gift," a profile of individuals who refused to be limited by their learning differences (aired on HBO in the Fall of 2001 and PBS); "No Dreams Deferred," a portrait of a unique mentoring program for victimized youth (broadcast on public television in 1995) and "Tutu and Franklin: A Journey to Peace," an exploration of racial and cultural divides through the eyes of young people on a journey to Africa with Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu and noted American historian John Hope Franklin (aired on PBS in 2001). She also served as an executive producer of the feature film "Fat Albert" in 2004.

Camille O. Cosby earned her masters and doctoral degrees in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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