The History Of Black Cowboys On The Western Frontier
Nat Love was born a slave, but died a free cowboy and a legend of the Old West. After the Civil War freed Love from slavery, he walked to Dodge City, Kansas, and got a job breaking horses - after he could prove that he could rope a bucking horse, climb on its back without a saddle, and ride him without falling off. He got the job. Thus began Nat's life as a cowboy.
We don't typically include Black cowboys as part of the American story of the West, even though one in four American cowboys are Black. Black cowboys are as American as baseball.
- Zaron Burnett III - Host and creator of the podcast Black Cowboys
- Patricia Kelly - An African-American cowgirl and the founder of Ebony Horsewomen; she was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in 2015
Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.