Each fall, Black cowboys on horseback roll through the streets of Oakland, California during the city’s annual Black Cowboy Parade and Festival. The event is hosted by the Oakland Black Cowboy Association.
Independent producer Julie Caine brings us some background on the cowboys (and girls) in this week’s Prime Time Postscript.
Listen to meet the group's president, Wilbert McAlister, and its historian, Alvin Brooks.
Growing up, neither man knew of the history of Black cowboys and their impact in settling the West.
Press play on the audio player for your own mini-tutorial on this little-known history.
Visit the Oakland Black Cowboy Association Web site