He had an epiphany one day: “Try making a legitimate living one more time.” Little did that young man, accustomed to tempting fate on the streets of St. Louis, know that he was on the path to serving as CEO of an organization he had benefited from in his past.
Roosevelt Weeks, the director of the Austin Public Library, sees the 23-branch system not as a group of facilities, but as a resource that reaches into the community to help people make positive changes in their lives.
You haven’t heard of Littig, Texas. You have no idea it even exists. And that’s a shame, because the little town of Littig, and the people who live there, are the kinds of human curiosities that make Austin at its weirdest seem boring.
As a stand up comedian, he toured colleges and clubs internationally before transitioning to the small screen with roles on TBS’s Sullivan and Son, and as the Senior Black Correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.