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Rodeo's Jackie Robinson


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My son who, as a former bull rider won a Virginia state competition in that sport, shared this story with me. With this being Black History Month, I thought I'd pass it along to readers.

Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning. . . . “A lot of folks thought rodeo was a white man’s game,” he said years later. “But those bulls don’t care if you’re white or black. You could be green, for all it matters. They just don’t want you on their backs.”

Read the fascinating story here.

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