Larry Wilmore talks about I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts.
Senior correspondent to The Daily Show, Wilmore presents his hilarious and edgy musings, revelations, and ruminations on race, and what he calls his Black Thoughts.
Larry Wilmore started his career as an actor and stand-up comic before transitioning to television writing and producing in the early 90's. He's written for shows such as In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Jamie Foxx Show. He co-created the animated show The PJs with Eddie Murphy and a few years later created "The Bernie Mac Show" starring Bernie Mac.
Most recently he was a consulting producer on NBC's "The Office." "The Daily Show" has marked a return to performing for Wilmore and he is currently developing a sitcom for himself at HBO. He also wrote his first book entitled I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts from Hyperion Books. Wilmore has been nominated and received numerous awards including an Emmy, a Peabody, Humanitas, TV Critics and NAACP Image Award.
Comedian Larry Wilmore talks about his "Benjamin Button" style career, transitioning from gigs as an award winning writer and producer for Bernie Mac and The Office, to his current gig on The Daily Show.
Movement for racial equality in the U.S. that, through nonviolent protest, broke the pattern of racial segregation in the South and achieved equal rights legislation for blacks. Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), African American and white supporters attempted to end entrenched segregationist practices. When Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 in Montgomery, Ala., an African American boycott of the bus system was led by Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ralph Abernathy. In the early 1960s the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee led boycotts and sit-ins to desegregate many public facilities. Using the nonviolent methods of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the movement spread, forcing the desegregation of department stores, supermarkets, libraries, and movie theatres. The Deep South remained adamant in its opposition to most desegregation measures, often violently; protesters were attacked and occasionally killed. Their efforts culminated in a march on Washington, D.C., in 1963 to support civil rights legislation. Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson persuaded Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a victory that was followed by the Voting Rights Act in 1965. After 1965, militant groups such as the Black Panther Party split off from the civil rights movement, and riots in black ghettos and King's assassination caused many supporters to withdraw. In the succeeding decades, leaders sought power through elective office and substantive economic and educational gains through affirmative action.