Updated: African American Cowboys

A Cowboys Real and Imagined Event

Jun 30, 2013

From the large numbers of freed slaves who found work on the earliest cattle drives to the contemporary rodeo circuit, African Americans have been part of New Mexico’s cowboy heritage for generations.Learn more about the roles they played at “African American Cowboys” on Sunday, June 30, at 2 pm in the History Museum Auditorium. See the short documentary African American Cowboy: The Forgotten Man of the West, by film student Victoria Liozynyansky, followed by a discussion with Kevin Woodson and Aaron Hopkins of Cowboys of Color, sponsors of the world's biggest multicultural rodeo. The event, part of the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined, is free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free every day.

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Cleo Hearn

Cleo Hearn

George McJunkin

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