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Vintage Black Heroes: The Chisholm Kid Panel Exhibition At The Gilcrease Museum

Dec 14, 2018 - May 05, 2019

The Chisholm Kid, Lone Fighter for Justice for All, pays homage to the many Black cowboys who drove longhorns up the Chisholm Trail out of Texas and across Indian Territory to the railroad trailheads in Kansas during the years following the Civil War. Once freedom arrived, many freedmen found work as cowboys and applied their skills and experiences learned when they were slaves to earning a living on the back of a horse. While no definitive numbers exist, it’s estimated that at least 25 percent of all cowboys on the trail during this period were Black.

People Saw This Exhibition


  • Exhibition was very well received
  • Attracted a younger and more diverse audience
  • Visitors were very interested in reading the comic strips
  • Generated good event attendance
  • Talk with Jesse J. Holland brought out younger Black Superhero fans



  • Younger
  • Diverse
  • Churches
  • Youth groups
  • After school programs

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We would like to thank The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Ok. for hosting our Vintage Black Heroes: The Chisholm Kid panel exhibition.

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  • Date: Dec 14, 2018 - May 05, 2019
  • Location:Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa Oklahoma
  • Curators:Loreen Williamson