DeBoraha Akin-Townson (Barrel Racing)
DeBoraha Akin (Townson) became the first Black cowgirl to compete in the International Professional Rodeo Finals in 1990. Today she is the only African American Woman to compete with a professional card in the WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Association) at PRCA rodeos throughout the United States.
Bass Reeves – Black Hero Marshal
Born to slave parents,Bass Reeves would become the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and a great frontier hero.
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Meet The New Generation Of Black American Cowboys
Photographer John Ferguson revisits the history of African-American cowboys and focuses his camera on a new generation that is carrying on the tradition.
THE 14TH ANNUAL BLACK HERITAGE WESTERN GALA!
THOUSANDS COME OUT FOR THE KICK OFF OF THE RODEO SEASON IN HOUSTON!The Insite had a chance to serve as master of ceremonies at the Black Heritage Western Gala. It was held Saturday night at the Reliant Center. The event serves as an avenue to raise thousands of dollars in scholarships for...