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BFMM Presents: BRONZE BUCKEROO! The Black American Cowboy in Film

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The final entry into our look at the Black Cowboy in film double feature is, "The Bronze Buckaroo." Released in 1939, this western features jazz vocalist & Black singing cowboy sensation, Herb Jeffries.

2nd film in our double feature package is "Buck and the Preacher." A 1993 release, this non-traditional Western classic, features Sidney Poitier in his directorial debut along with Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. No singing but tons of action!!!

April 23, 2017 (Sunday after Easter)

2-5PM (Doors open at 2, screening promptly at 2:30)

The MINImicrocinema

1329 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

www.blackfolksmakemovies.org

Discussion follows each screening led by BFMM Executive Director, Pam Thomas.

Event supported by The Arts Wave, BFMM, the Cincinnati Film Society, The Cincinnati Herald, and O.C.D. Cakes. A very special thanks to The MINImicrocinema for the space.

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The Black American Cowboy:

'Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with cattle herding from their homelands of West Africa. This brings historians the question of the name “Cowboy” and whether or not it was made from slave cow herders.

The life of the black cowboy was tougher than most. It was the black cowboy who broke the horses and herded the cattle across the rivers. Though they took on the toughest jobs, it was better to be a black cowboy on the ranch than a slave on the plantation picking cotton.

The life and legacy of black cowboys is still alive through the Federation of Black Cowboys. The organization takes inner city kids off the street and teaches them life on horseback. The fundamental tools they learn at Cedar Lane give them hope for bright futures – something many of them may not have had in their crime-ridden and drug-infested surroundings. Each child learns responsibility before being given the privilege to ride. They must learn to completely care for their stables. The Federation of Black Cowboys ranch is located near Queens, New York, with only a white fence separating them from the busy city streets.

Little to no attention was given to the black cowboys who made their mark in western history by Hollywood. Riders like William “Bill” Pickett, Stagecoach Mary, Nat Love and Bass Reeves were among the most famous.'

(Erica Taylor, The Tom Joyner Morning Show)

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Nate Love, most famous Black Cowboy of the time.

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Black riders on the range.

BFMM Presents: BRONZE BUCKEROO! The Black American Cowboy in Film

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The final entry into our look at the Black Cowboy in film double feature is, "The Bronze Buckaroo." Released in 1939, this western features jazz vocalist & Black singing cowboy sensation, Herb Jeffries.

2nd film in our double feature package is "Buck and the Preacher." A 1993 release, this non-traditional Western classic, features Sidney Poitier in his directorial debut along with Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. No singing but tons of action!!!

April 23, 2017 (Sunday after Easter)

2-5PM (Doors open at 2, screening promptly at 2:30)

The MINImicrocinema

1329 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

www.blackfolksmakemovies.org

Discussion follows each screening led by BFMM Executive Director, Pam Thomas.

Event supported by The Arts Wave, BFMM, the Cincinnati Film Society, The Cincinnati Herald, and O.C.D. Cakes. A very special thanks to The MINImicrocinema for the space.

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The Black American Cowboy:

'Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with cattle herding from their homelands of West Africa. This brings historians the question of the name “Cowboy” and whether or not it was made from slave cow herders.

The life of the black cowboy was tougher than most. It was the black cowboy who broke the horses and herded the cattle across the rivers. Though they took on the toughest jobs, it was better to be a black cowboy on the ranch than a slave on the plantation picking cotton.

The life and legacy of black cowboys is still alive through the Federation of Black Cowboys. The organization takes inner city kids off the street and teaches them life on horseback. The fundamental tools they learn at Cedar Lane give them hope for bright futures – something many of them may not have had in their crime-ridden and drug-infested surroundings. Each child learns responsibility before being given the privilege to ride. They must learn to completely care for their stables. The Federation of Black Cowboys ranch is located near Queens, New York, with only a white fence separating them from the busy city streets.

Little to no attention was given to the black cowboys who made their mark in western history by Hollywood. Riders like William “Bill” Pickett, Stagecoach Mary, Nat Love and Bass Reeves were among the most famous.'

(Erica Taylor, The Tom Joyner Morning Show)

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Nate Love, most famous Black Cowboy of the time.

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Black riders on the range.

BFMM Presents: BRONZE BUCKEROO! The Black American Cowboy in Film

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The final entry into our look at the Black Cowboy in film double feature is, "The Bronze Buckaroo." Released in 1939, this western features jazz vocalist & Black singing cowboy sensation, Herb Jeffries.

2nd film in our double feature package is "Buck and the Preacher." A 1993 release, this non-traditional Western classic, features Sidney Poitier in his directorial debut along with Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. No singing but tons of action!!!

April 23, 2017 (Sunday after Easter)

2-5PM (Doors open at 2, screening promptly at 2:30)

The MINImicrocinema

1329 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

www.blackfolksmakemovies.org

Discussion follows each screening led by BFMM Executive Director, Pam Thomas.

Event supported by The Arts Wave, BFMM, the Cincinnati Film Society, The Cincinnati Herald, and O.C.D. Cakes. A very special thanks to The MINImicrocinema for the space.

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The Black American Cowboy:

'Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with cattle herding from their homelands of West Africa. This brings historians the question of the name “Cowboy” and whether or not it was made from slave cow herders.

The life of the black cowboy was tougher than most. It was the black cowboy who broke the horses and herded the cattle across the rivers. Though they took on the toughest jobs, it was better to be a black cowboy on the ranch than a slave on the plantation picking cotton.

The life and legacy of black cowboys is still alive through the Federation of Black Cowboys. The organization takes inner city kids off the street and teaches them life on horseback. The fundamental tools they learn at Cedar Lane give them hope for bright futures – something many of them may not have had in their crime-ridden and drug-infested surroundings. Each child learns responsibility before being given the privilege to ride. They must learn to completely care for their stables. The Federation of Black Cowboys ranch is located near Queens, New York, with only a white fence separating them from the busy city streets.

Little to no attention was given to the black cowboys who made their mark in western history by Hollywood. Riders like William “Bill” Pickett, Stagecoach Mary, Nat Love and Bass Reeves were among the most famous.'

(Erica Taylor, The Tom Joyner Morning Show)

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Nate Love, most famous Black Cowboy of the time.

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Black riders on the range.

BFMM Presents: BRONZE BUCKEROO! The Black American Cowboy in Film

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The final entry into our look at the Black Cowboy in film double feature is, "The Bronze Buckaroo." Released in 1939, this western features jazz vocalist & Black singing cowboy sensation, Herb Jeffries.

2nd film in our double feature package is "Buck and the Preacher." A 1993 release, this non-traditional Western classic, features Sidney Poitier in his directorial debut along with Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. No singing but tons of action!!!

April 23, 2017 (Sunday after Easter)

2-5PM (Doors open at 2, screening promptly at 2:30)

The MINImicrocinema

1329 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

www.blackfolksmakemovies.org

Discussion follows each screening led by BFMM Executive Director, Pam Thomas.

Event supported by The Arts Wave, BFMM, the Cincinnati Film Society, The Cincinnati Herald, and O.C.D. Cakes. A very special thanks to The MINImicrocinema for the space.

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The Black American Cowboy:

'Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with cattle herding from their homelands of West Africa. This brings historians the question of the name “Cowboy” and whether or not it was made from slave cow herders.

The life of the black cowboy was tougher than most. It was the black cowboy who broke the horses and herded the cattle across the rivers. Though they took on the toughest jobs, it was better to be a black cowboy on the ranch than a slave on the plantation picking cotton.

The life and legacy of black cowboys is still alive through the Federation of Black Cowboys. The organization takes inner city kids off the street and teaches them life on horseback. The fundamental tools they learn at Cedar Lane give them hope for bright futures – something many of them may not have had in their crime-ridden and drug-infested surroundings. Each child learns responsibility before being given the privilege to ride. They must learn to completely care for their stables. The Federation of Black Cowboys ranch is located near Queens, New York, with only a white fence separating them from the busy city streets.

Little to no attention was given to the black cowboys who made their mark in western history by Hollywood. Riders like William “Bill” Pickett, Stagecoach Mary, Nat Love and Bass Reeves were among the most famous.'

(Erica Taylor, The Tom Joyner Morning Show)

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Nate Love, most famous Black Cowboy of the time.

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Black riders on the range.

BFMM Presents: BRONZE BUCKEROO! The Black American Cowboy in Film

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The final entry into our look at the Black Cowboy in film double feature is, "The Bronze Buckaroo." Released in 1939, this western features jazz vocalist & Black singing cowboy sensation, Herb Jeffries.

2nd film in our double feature package is "Buck and the Preacher." A 1993 release, this non-traditional Western classic, features Sidney Poitier in his directorial debut along with Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. No singing but tons of action!!!

April 23, 2017 (Sunday after Easter)

2-5PM (Doors open at 2, screening promptly at 2:30)

The MINImicrocinema

1329 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

www.blackfolksmakemovies.org

Discussion follows each screening led by BFMM Executive Director, Pam Thomas.

Event supported by The Arts Wave, BFMM, the Cincinnati Film Society, The Cincinnati Herald, and O.C.D. Cakes. A very special thanks to The MINImicrocinema for the space.

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The Black American Cowboy:

'Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with cattle herding from their homelands of West Africa. This brings historians the question of the name “Cowboy” and whether or not it was made from slave cow herders.

The life of the black cowboy was tougher than most. It was the black cowboy who broke the horses and herded the cattle across the rivers. Though they took on the toughest jobs, it was better to be a black cowboy on the ranch than a slave on the plantation picking cotton.

The life and legacy of black cowboys is still alive through the Federation of Black Cowboys. The organization takes inner city kids off the street and teaches them life on horseback. The fundamental tools they learn at Cedar Lane give them hope for bright futures – something many of them may not have had in their crime-ridden and drug-infested surroundings. Each child learns responsibility before being given the privilege to ride. They must learn to completely care for their stables. The Federation of Black Cowboys ranch is located near Queens, New York, with only a white fence separating them from the busy city streets.

Little to no attention was given to the black cowboys who made their mark in western history by Hollywood. Riders like William “Bill” Pickett, Stagecoach Mary, Nat Love and Bass Reeves were among the most famous.'

(Erica Taylor, The Tom Joyner Morning Show)

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Nate Love, most famous Black Cowboy of the time.

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Black riders on the range.

BFMM Presents: BRONZE BUCKEROO! The Black American Cowboy in Film

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The final entry into our look at the Black Cowboy in film double feature is, "The Bronze Buckaroo." Released in 1939, this western features jazz vocalist & Black singing cowboy sensation, Herb Jeffries.

2nd film in our double feature package is "Buck and the Preacher." A 1993 release, this non-traditional Western classic, features Sidney Poitier in his directorial debut along with Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. No singing but tons of action!!!

April 23, 2017 (Sunday after Easter)

2-5PM (Doors open at 2, screening promptly at 2:30)

The MINImicrocinema

1329 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

www.blackfolksmakemovies.org

Discussion follows each screening led by BFMM Executive Director, Pam Thomas.

Event supported by The Arts Wave, BFMM, the Cincinnati Film Society, The Cincinnati Herald, and O.C.D. Cakes. A very special thanks to The MINImicrocinema for the space.

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The Black American Cowboy:

'Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with cattle herding from their homelands of West Africa. This brings historians the question of the name “Cowboy” and whether or not it was made from slave cow herders.

The life of the black cowboy was tougher than most. It was the black cowboy who broke the horses and herded the cattle across the rivers. Though they took on the toughest jobs, it was better to be a black cowboy on the ranch than a slave on the plantation picking cotton.

The life and legacy of black cowboys is still alive through the Federation of Black Cowboys. The organization takes inner city kids off the street and teaches them life on horseback. The fundamental tools they learn at Cedar Lane give them hope for bright futures – something many of them may not have had in their crime-ridden and drug-infested surroundings. Each child learns responsibility before being given the privilege to ride. They must learn to completely care for their stables. The Federation of Black Cowboys ranch is located near Queens, New York, with only a white fence separating them from the busy city streets.

Little to no attention was given to the black cowboys who made their mark in western history by Hollywood. Riders like William “Bill” Pickett, Stagecoach Mary, Nat Love and Bass Reeves were among the most famous.'

(Erica Taylor, The Tom Joyner Morning Show)

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Nate Love, most famous Black Cowboy of the time.

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Black riders on the range.

BFMM Presents: BRONZE BUCKEROO! The Black American Cowboy in Film

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The final entry into our look at the Black Cowboy in film double feature is, "The Bronze Buckaroo." Released in 1939, this western features jazz vocalist & Black singing cowboy sensation, Herb Jeffries.

2nd film in our double feature package is "Buck and the Preacher." A 1993 release, this non-traditional Western classic, features Sidney Poitier in his directorial debut along with Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. No singing but tons of action!!!

April 23, 2017 (Sunday after Easter)

2-5PM (Doors open at 2, screening promptly at 2:30)

The MINImicrocinema

1329 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

www.blackfolksmakemovies.org

Discussion follows each screening led by BFMM Executive Director, Pam Thomas.

Event supported by The Arts Wave, BFMM, the Cincinnati Film Society, The Cincinnati Herald, and O.C.D. Cakes. A very special thanks to The MINImicrocinema for the space.

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The Black American Cowboy:

'Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with cattle herding from their homelands of West Africa. This brings historians the question of the name “Cowboy” and whether or not it was made from slave cow herders.

The life of the black cowboy was tougher than most. It was the black cowboy who broke the horses and herded the cattle across the rivers. Though they took on the toughest jobs, it was better to be a black cowboy on the ranch than a slave on the plantation picking cotton.

The life and legacy of black cowboys is still alive through the Federation of Black Cowboys. The organization takes inner city kids off the street and teaches them life on horseback. The fundamental tools they learn at Cedar Lane give them hope for bright futures – something many of them may not have had in their crime-ridden and drug-infested surroundings. Each child learns responsibility before being given the privilege to ride. They must learn to completely care for their stables. The Federation of Black Cowboys ranch is located near Queens, New York, with only a white fence separating them from the busy city streets.

Little to no attention was given to the black cowboys who made their mark in western history by Hollywood. Riders like William “Bill” Pickett, Stagecoach Mary, Nat Love and Bass Reeves were among the most famous.'

(Erica Taylor, The Tom Joyner Morning Show)

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Nate Love, most famous Black Cowboy of the time.

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Black riders on the range.

BFMM Presents: BRONZE BUCKEROO! The Black American Cowboy in Film

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The final entry into our look at the Black Cowboy in film double feature is, "The Bronze Buckaroo." Released in 1939, this western features jazz vocalist & Black singing cowboy sensation, Herb Jeffries.

2nd film in our double feature package is "Buck and the Preacher." A 1993 release, this non-traditional Western classic, features Sidney Poitier in his directorial debut along with Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. No singing but tons of action!!!

April 23, 2017 (Sunday after Easter)

2-5PM (Doors open at 2, screening promptly at 2:30)

The MINImicrocinema

1329 Main Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

www.blackfolksmakemovies.org

Discussion follows each screening led by BFMM Executive Director, Pam Thomas.

Event supported by The Arts Wave, BFMM, the Cincinnati Film Society, The Cincinnati Herald, and O.C.D. Cakes. A very special thanks to The MINImicrocinema for the space.

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The Black American Cowboy:

'Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with cattle herding from their homelands of West Africa. This brings historians the question of the name “Cowboy” and whether or not it was made from slave cow herders.

The life of the black cowboy was tougher than most. It was the black cowboy who broke the horses and herded the cattle across the rivers. Though they took on the toughest jobs, it was better to be a black cowboy on the ranch than a slave on the plantation picking cotton.

The life and legacy of black cowboys is still alive through the Federation of Black Cowboys. The organization takes inner city kids off the street and teaches them life on horseback. The fundamental tools they learn at Cedar Lane give them hope for bright futures – something many of them may not have had in their crime-ridden and drug-infested surroundings. Each child learns responsibility before being given the privilege to ride. They must learn to completely care for their stables. The Federation of Black Cowboys ranch is located near Queens, New York, with only a white fence separating them from the busy city streets.

Little to no attention was given to the black cowboys who made their mark in western history by Hollywood. Riders like William “Bill” Pickett, Stagecoach Mary, Nat Love and Bass Reeves were among the most famous.'

(Erica Taylor, The Tom Joyner Morning Show)

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Nate Love, most famous Black Cowboy of the time.

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Black riders on the range.