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Sun Sep 17, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 pm

A History of Enslaved and Free Black Cowboys in the Southwest

Co-Presented with The School of Advanced Research

Ronald W. Davis, II, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin and curator of American history at San Antonio’s Witte Museum, will present an illustrated lecture on the history of Black cowboys in the Southwest, particularly Texas, before the Civil War and in the period after Reconstruction. Davis will discuss the lived experience of Black cowboys, particularly how they navigated discrimination and racism in ranch life and during cattle drives, situations in which racial segregation was difficult to implement. Photo courtesy of Ron Tarver More ...

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