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A celebration of the frontier spirit, this one-hour special highlights five legendary Black cowboys who helped tame the Old West: Nat Love, Bose Ikard, Bass Reeves, Bill Pickett, and George McJunkin. These men made their way to the Western Frontier and discovered a new sense of freedom that allowed them to rise above the legacy of slavery and transcend the color barriers of their time. Nat Love penned a best-selling autobiography, and Bose Ikard became the inspiration for a beloved character in a famous Western novel. Bass Reeves transformed himself into one of the West's greatest lawmen, Bill Pickett became an iconic rodeo star, and George McJunkin made what turned out to be one of the country's most significant archeological discoveries. Though they may not be household names today, these heroes continue to inspire a new generation of Black cowboys who are keeping that frontier spirit alive and well.

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