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Black Cowboys of Rodeo
Keith Ryan Cartwright, Danny L. Glover

Unsung Heroes from Harlem to Hollywood and the American West

University of Nebraska Press
November 2021
On Sale: November 1, 2021
384 pages
ISBN: 1496226100
EAN: 9781496226105
Kindle: B08ZHMXZM7
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Non-Fiction Biography

They ride horses, rope calves, buck broncos, ride and fight bulls, and even wrestle steers. They are Black cowboys, and the legacies of their pursuits intersect with those of America’s struggle for racial equality, human rights, and social justice.
Keith Ryan Cartwright brings to life the stories of such pioneers as Cleo Hearn, the first Black cowboy to professionally rope in the Rodeo Cowboy Association; Myrtis Dightman, who became known as the Jackie Robinson of Rodeo after being the first Black cowboy to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo; and Tex Williams, the first Black cowboy to become a state high school rodeo champion in Texas.

Black Cowboys of Rodeo is a collection of one hundred years of stories, told by these revolutionary Black pioneers themselves and set against the backdrop of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, segregation, the civil rights movement, and eventually the integration of a racially divided country.

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