19th Century African-American Horsemen

19th Century African-American Horseman ”Jockeys-Trainers-Ranchers”

Sat, Feb 24, 2024
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum

Please join us as at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as Mr. Elvin Shields shares his research into the life of African-American Horsemen from slavery through the Jim Crow policies that banned the Black Jockeys and Trainers from the American thoroughbred racing industry in 1920.  He will be reviewing several books from his research into harsh discrimination of the U.S. Jockey clubs North and South. These policies changed the lives of thousands of Black families in America during the early 20th century.  Mr. Shields will also display his latest artwork entitled “19th Century A-A Horse Ranch”.

Free and open to the public.
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