Black History Month – Cowboy Edition
It’s a busy time for MCG, but it’s never too busy to celebrate Black History Month!
Rodeo is big in both Texas and Colorado. You’ve probably heard of Bill Pickett, the cowboy and rodeo star. But, have you heard of Cowboy Jim Perry? Jim Perry was an African American cowboy and top hand, the highest-ranked cowboy, on the three million-acre XIT Ranch near Dalhart, Texas. Perry established himself as an expert roper, rider, bronc buster, cook and musician. The Texas Historical Association has a lot more information about the history of the Black Cowboy.
And there you have your Black History Moment for this first Friday in February!