What Happened To The Black Cowboys?
Another major question that comes out of Concrete Cowboy is the question as to why Black cowboy communities have been erased not only from mainstream media, but their own homes time and time again. The truth is Black cowboys have been around for hundreds of years, but are not often depicted in history or in popular western movies. Black cowboys, reportedly, began working in Texas. Once the sizable slave population (estimated 182,566 per Smithsonian) was freed after the Emancipation Proclamation, many of them found work on cattle ranches, which is when these cowboys emerged.