When Michael H. Smith was a youngster, he liked to play cowboys and Indians with the neighborhood kids. But his friends would tease him, saying there weren’t any black cowboys. View all 7 photos View all 7 photos “I knew there were,” Smith said. “My father taught me about cowboys when I was a little bitty kid. But I lived in a mostly white neighborhood and the kids there had never heard of black cowboys.”
National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame - Dallas/Ft. Worth.2004 Hall of Fame Inductee. Walter Charles Morse. Born into a pioneer family in Tarrant County’s oldest black community of Mosier Valley, Walter Charles Morse has a long history of involvement in the western culture. A Champion Steer Wrestler, at a time when rodeos were segregated, (late 1950’s and early 60’s), Morse was an inspiration to youth in the African American community as they viewed (a first time for many) ....