According to news reports from an interview with Ryan Haygood, a defense fund colleague of Adegbile's in New York:
- "When [Adegbile] was 4 or 5, a friend noticed an ad seeking children to audition for 'Sesame Street.' Adegbile landed the job and played the part of Debo, a child of the 'Sesame Street' neighborhood, until high school.
- Haygood said his friend had 'fond memories of Grover and Cookie Monster' and of meeting Ray Charles during a guest appearance by the singer."
- ↑ Timothy M. Phelps,Justice’s Civil Rights nominee has resume that includes ‘Sesame Street’ and voting rights. December 31, 2013.