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The Compton Cowboys : a new generation of cowboys in America's urban heartland / Walter Thompson-Hernández.

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Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba 979.4 THO (Text) 33431000470334 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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In Compton, California, ten black riders on horseback cut an unusual profile, their cowboy hats tilted against the hot Los Angeles sun. They are the Compton Cowboys, their small ranch one of the very last in a formerly semirural area of the city that has been home to African-American horse riders for decades. To most people, Compton is known only as the home of rap greats NWA and Kendrick Lamar, hyped in the media for its seemingly intractable gang violence. But in 1988 Mayisha Akbar founded The Compton Jr. Posse to provide local youth with a safe alternative to the streets, one that connected them with the rich legacy of black cowboys in American culture. From Mayisha's youth organization came the Cowboys of today: black men and women from Compton for whom the ranch and the horses provide camaraderie, respite from violence, healing from trauma, and recovery from incarceration.
Subject: Thompson-Hernández, Walter.
African American cowboys > California > Compton.
African Americans.
Compton (Calif.)

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