From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (cowboys)

Black cowboys watching over Bonham, Texas

Following the end of the Civil War in 1865, many freed slaves traveled west to start their new lives. Not only were they trying to get as far away from the South as possible, but they were seeking to find their fortunes. While the north held many possibilities for freed slaves, it was the west that held a bountiful place in the imaginations of people of every color.

While history focuses on white cowboys, African-American cowboys played a major part in settling the wild west. Not only did they have the skills and know-how to get things done, but they shared a brotherhood that many people who stayed out east didn’t

There is never a time
to stop learning new things

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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