Monday, October 28, 2013

The Real Lone Ranger was Black

Oh Snap!

This is something here. The real “Lone Ranger” is nothing like the man in the movies or the show. He's actually a Black man.

His name is Bass Reeves. He escaped racism and slavery, and made his home in Oklahoma and lived will the Seminole and Creek Nations.

His story has been mixed and mostly erased, but it's cool to know that he was a man of color fighting for the rights of others.

Go here to read more about him


Bob Slatten said...

Too bad it couldn't have been his story all along.

The Huntress said...

Thanks for sharing this. He kinda looks like Jack Tatum, one of my favorite NFL players while growing up in a Chargers household. :-)

Great story. I also clicked on the link at the bottom of the page to share it on Twitter. I hope others do the same.

Candice Frederick said...

how interesting!

Alieux (Daij) said...


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