Another sign that fall is here is the Gladewater Black Rodeo is just around the corner (October 1st).

Penny Edwards brings this annual celebration to East Texas offering not only night of entertainment but a quick history lesson on the important role the African American cowboy had shaping our country. These courageous cowboys weren't given the notoriety nor the credit they deserved for their part in establishing our country -- video after the jump.

Penny Edwards explains the Gladewater Black Rodeo

History of the African American Cowboy

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