Black Rodeo

Black Rodeo

Directed by Jeff Kanew • 1972 • United States

In 1971, a parade of African American cowboys rode into Harlem for a one-of-a-kind event: New York City’s first-ever Black rodeo. This remarkable, rarely-seen documentary offers a vivid, firsthand look at this unique cultural moment, which, for many of its enthralled spectators, redefined what a cowboy could look like. Among the luminaries on hand are Muhammad Ali—who rides a horse up 125th Street—and western icon Woody Strode, who speaks to the unsung history of Black cowboys in America.

Black Rodeo
  • Black Rodeo

    Directed by Jeff Kanew • 1972 • United States

    In 1971, a parade of African American cowboys rode into Harlem for a one-of-a-kind event: New York City’s first-ever Black rodeo. This remarkable, rarely-seen documentary offers a vivid, firsthand look at this unique cultural moment, which, for many ...

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    Directed by Jeff Kanew • 1972 • United States

    In 1971, a parade of African American cowboys rode into Harlem for a one-of-a-kind event: New York City’s first-ever Black rodeo. This remarkable, rarely-seen documentary offers a vivid, firsthand look at this unique cultural moment, which, for many ...