FLASHBACK: Legacy of the Black Cowboy

For 25 years the Bill Pickett Rodeo has traveled across the country telling the story of the African American cowboy. Since its inaugural event in Denver's Adam's County Arena back in 1984 the Bill Pickett Rodeo has introduced hundreds of thousands of youngsters to the African American rodeo experience. Named after the legendary Black rodeo pioneer, Bill Pickett was credited with creating the 'dogging' techniques used by today's cowboys. (Pete Marovich)

A recent post by a friend on Facebook reminded me of a story I worked on a few years back that I thought I would share again.

For 25 years the Bill Pickett Rodeo has traveled across the country telling the story of the African American cowboy. Since its inaugural event in Denver’s Adam’s County Arena back in 1984 the Bill Pickett Rodeo has introduced hundreds of thousands of youngsters to the African American rodeo experience. Named after the legendary Black rodeo pioneer, Bill Pickett was credited with creating the ‘dogging’ techniques used by today’s cowboys.

You can view some of the images with a story written by the fabulous Jenny Jones (my lovely wife) here:

american-journal.org

Or you can just check out the images in my archive here:

petemarovichimages.photoshelter.com

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