Celebrating African-American Cowboy Culture

…Many scorned us, who saw us come, ragged and nasty with filth; but our hearts remained light with the vision, of our homesteads- free in spacious places; where the sun shines, warm and golden in its crest, and where we, as weary travelers, can finally rest… From “the Exodus” in Sharon Carpenter’s, “Western Cowboy Poetry:Continue reading “Celebrating African-American Cowboy Culture”

What do Captain America and Frederick Douglass Have in Common?

  At first glance, this may seem like a silly discussion. After all, how can one of the world’s most significant social justice leaders compare to a comic book hero?  What possibly could Frederick Douglass, a 19th century African-American reformer, orator, writer and statesman, have in common with a 20th century patriotically themed superhero whoContinue reading “What do Captain America and Frederick Douglass Have in Common?”