Bill Cosby set to speak in Mississippi Delta - - Jackson, MS

Greenwood, MS 11/18/08

Bill Cosby set to speak in Mississippi Delta

Posted by Tom Wright - email

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Bill Cosby is scheduled to speak Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenwood to highlight a community event.

The event will begin with a march that organizers say will be a sign of solidarity against crime and hopelessness.

Troy Brown, a contractor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and former Mississippi Valley State University administrator, is leading the event. He was the one who invited Cosby who developed a relationship with Brown while he attended Rust College in Holly Springs.

Like Cosby's late son, Ennis, Brown has dyslexia and he was featured in a 2000 documentary, "Ennis' Gift."

Cosby is scheduled to lead the march at Broad Street in Greenwood. He is set to speak at Wesley at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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