Bass Reeves, thought to be the inspiration for the Lone Ranger, was a black lawman who used disguises, had a Native American sidekick, and went through his whole career without being shot.(credit BBC News - America's forgotten black cowboys)
Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West.
Charles Sampson (born July in Los Angeles) was the first Black cowboy to win a World Title in the PRCA. Career wins included bull riding at the Turquoise Circuit Finals in and the Sierra Circuit in the Calgary bonus round twic