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African-American western heritage showcased at library discussion

Posted Jan. 10, 2019 | Last updated Jan. 15, 2019

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Photographer Don Russell, author of Cowboys of Color, will meet with library visitors and discuss African-Americans' western legacy.

The Fort Worth Public Library is hosting a unique and distinguished group of people keeping the African-American western legacy and heritage alive.

At 3 p.m. Jan. 19, visitors can mingle with authors, cowboys, artists and producers before a group discussion on African-American Stories of the Wild West.

Local cowboys will mingle with attendees before and after the presentation. The equipment and tools every cowboy needs to be successful on the ranch or in the arena will be on display.

Presenters include Cleo Hearn, founder of Cowboys of Color Rodeos; Elizabeth Lawless, author of Western Legends, Yesterday & Today: African Americans 1798 to 2009; Coy Poitier, producer/director of Cowboys of Color; and Don Russell, fine art photographer of Cowboys of Color, a photography book.

Clarification: This event will occur at the Central Library, 500 W 3rd St.

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