The Black West!
Black Outlaws and Cowboys of the old west you might be saying with wonderment and head scratching!
“Why that’s an oxymoron! I’ve never heard of such a thing!”.
Yeah, Yeah I know you haven’t because they were literally “white washed” (pun intended) out of Old West history.
Oh I know you may have heard of the “Buffalo Soldiers” but that was only part of the story.
According to historians, about a third of all the cowboys were African Americans.
Bet you never saw that in the movies when you were growing up did cha?
Neither did I!
The doctrine of white supremacy and the inferiority of blacks and other non-whites permeated the air during the old west and thereafter.
So the exploits of black cowboys, lawmen (yep that’s right lawmen) and outlaws in the storied history of the old west, wasn’t deemed important or…