Black Cowboys: An American Story
- August 26
Black Cowboys: An American Story, a traveling exhibition from the Witte Museum in San Antonio, will invite visitors to explore the lives and work of the numerous Black men, women and children—enslaved and free—who labored on ranches and participated on cattle drives from before the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth century. By revealing stories that have largely been untold, Black Cowboys offers insight into the legendary cowboy, a clearer picture of the Black West, and a more diverse portrait of the American West. Biographical profiles, photos, artifacts, multimedia and interactives reveal how Black cowboys were integral to the American economy, shaped the legacies of Black ranching families and turned ranch skills into popular performances in rodeos, music and film. The exhibit will be on display May 5 through August 26 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero.
302 N. Esplanade