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Want to Trailblaze Through History? This Colorful Comic Strip Pay Homage to Some Heroic Cowboys

Would you like to explore a piece of history through art? “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.

The Chisholm Kid exhibition features panels from the trailblazing color comic strip of the same name that ran in the early 1950s in the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s pre-eminent African American newspapers. The Chisholm Kid is both historically and culturally significant due to the strip’s hero, the Chisholm Kid, being presented as a positive force for good at a time.

For audiences of the day, The Chisholm Kid was an American hero. Despite no longer being on the trail, The Chisholm Kid’s spirit of justice for all was present in the civil rights campaigns of the 1960s, and fully personified in Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream.

“The Chisholm Kid: Lone Fighter for Justice for All” is curated by the Museum of UnCut Funk and includes comic strips from the museum’s archives, the estate of the publisher, and the University of Michigan Special Collections Library. We encourage you to stop with your friends and family to view this telling exhibit!

Even though Silver Springs Apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, March 17, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Gilcrease Museum
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127

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