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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Black Rodeo (1972)


  • Muhammad Ali
  • Archie Wycoff
  • Clarence Gonzalez
  • Woody Strode
  • Betsy Bramwell

Black Rodeo is a 1972 documentary by filmmaker Jeff Kanew. It captures the events surrounding the first-time performance of an all black rodeo in Harlem in New York City. The film's tagline, "Nobody ever told you there were Black Cowboys," was accurate for its time. The documentary depicts that the people who attended the rodeo were awed to find black men and women actively involved in skills like bronc riding, calf roping and brahma bull riding. The children who came were thrilled to discover a new set of role models.


Anonymous said...

Please if anyone can find Scott Joplin [1977] and the movie Blackjack [1978] that would be GREATLY appreciated! Peace everyone.

SelfScience said...

Thanks Anonymous! I'm searching hard for the videos you request!

oldschool said...

very fun to find this one here, years ago i requested it on cg. it's also weird that this is not shared there yet. i wonder what's the source of it. anyway thanks for the share and all the efforts injected in this priceless blog

SelfScience said...

It was given to BP sometime ago. I think I found it in the comments of one of some post. Anonymous sent the link.

Thanks for your kind words oldschool