As those who follow my comedy know, my family is an interracial family. My wife is Black. I am White. And, our 9-month old son, Ivan, is Biracial.
As an interracial family, we are big fans of Loving Day — the day that has been established to honor the efforts of Mildred & Richard Loving. Mildred, a Black woman, and Richard, a White man, were arrested under Virginia law for marrying people outside their own race. They challenged the law all the way to the United States Supreme Court, and on June 12, 1967 the Court issued its ruling that laws prohibiting marriage based on race were unconstitutional. Loving Day was then established to commemorate this landmark and momentous decision.
Now, some 45 years later, I am honored to have been invited by the founders of the New Orleans Loving Day Festival to headline one of the several events they have planned to honor and commemorate Loving Day. So, if you’re going to be in or near New Orleans on June 8, please join me at the show. Here are the details:
June 8: at 8 pm at Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117). Admission is free! For more information please see: New Orleans Loving Day Festival.