Black Cowgirls and Cowboys, Real and Imagined

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Black History Month 2020

Presentation on the real history of African-American heroes in the ‘Wild West’ for Black History Month 2020.


About this Event

This presentation will cover the real history of African-American heroes in the ‘Wild West’ and their representation on Hollywood movies.

In the 60s and 70s Westerns were the blockbusters of the day. Many such movies ignored the actual history of African-American cowboys and ‘girls’ but some films did reflect that 25% of them were black. In this interactive, audio-visual presentation, we will cover:

  • Real black superheroes of the Wild West
  • Black female gunslingers
  • The Western effect in the Caribbean and Africa
  • Whitewashed westerns
  • Black action stars past to present
  • Civil Rights in cinema, hidden messages

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