​(Photo of Bass Reeves)

-        One in four of America’s cowboys were African-American.

-        Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with herding cattle from homelands of West Africa.

-        Federation of Black Cowboys maintained the legacies of Black cowboys in America.

-        Hollywood gave little attention to Black cowboys who made their mark in western history.

-        Notable Black cowboys: Bass Reeves, Ned Huddleston (aka Isom Dart), and William “Bill” Pickett.