Pay Homage to These Heroic Cowboys During an Exhibit at the Gilcrease Museum
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!
At Silver Creek Apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Sunday, March 17, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127