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The Legend of Pioneering Black Rodeo Cowboy Bill Pickett

August 26, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

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May 13, 2015 | By Matt Joyce

Most people in the African-American rodeo scene are familiar with Pickett’s legacy in the sport, says Brian White, a bullfighter/rodeo clown from Midwest City, Oklahoma, who’s participating in the Cheek rodeo for the second time this summer. One of only a handful of African-American bullfighters in the country, White has worked for 20 years protecting bull riders after they get thrown.

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