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    Vintage Black Heroes: The Chisholm Kid

    Vintage Black Heroes: The Chisholm Kid

    • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    • Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
    • 1700 NE 63rd St.
    • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Phone: (405) 478-2250

    The first black cowboy to be featured in a comic strip, The Chisholm Kid appeared from 1950 – 1954 in the Pittsburgh Courier’s comic insert. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail – and to pay homage to the 5,000 – 9,000 black cowboys who drove cattle along the trail from Texas to Kansas following the Civil War – this exhibition features panels from the original comic strip. Known as the “Lone Fighter for Justice for All,” the namesake hero of The Chisholm Kid was portrayed as a positive black character equal to contemporaries like Hopalong Cassidy, Dick Tracy, Buck Rogers, and Flash Gordon a full decade before the Civil Rights Movement in America.

    Vintage Black Heroes: The Chisholm Kid
    • July 21, 2017 to September 18, 2017
    • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
    • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday