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America’s forgotten black cowboys…

America‘s forgotten black cowboys

 

BBC Magazine ^ | 22nd March 2013 | Sarfraz Manzoor

 

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 8:34:29 AM by the scotsman

 

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Left: Eastwood with President Ronald Reagan and Lou Gossett, Jr. in July 1987 Right: Eastwood as a a spokesman for Take Pride in America in 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Quentin Tarantino‘s Oscar-winning Western, Django Unchained, is one of relatively few Hollywood films depicting a black cowboy. In reality there were many, some of whose stories were borrowed for films starring white actors.

 

 

 

 

 

The most common image of the cowboy is a gun-toting, boot-wearing, white man – like John Wayne, or Clint Eastwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the Hollywood portrayal of the Wild West is a whitewashed version of the reality. It is thought that about a quarter of all cowboys were black.’

 

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via America’s forgotten black cowboys.

 

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IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, MENTALLY ILL? (Photo credit: SS&SS)

 

 

 

 

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