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A nice article highlighting African-Americans in the Wild West:

“In the late 19th and early 20th century, the American West was a place that blacks felt they could start over. Between 1865 and 1920, thousands of blacks left the South to establish towns, make money, and create better lives. Movies tend to ignore their presence, but African Americans were a part of the Wild West as lawmen, outlaws, soldiers, cowboys, settlers, and adventurers.”

http://historymasquerade.blogspot.com/2013/02/way-out-west-images-of-african.html

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