At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media.
In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this great image called “African American Jockey” .
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Found On Flickr.com in Black History Album
At a certain time in history, all jockeys were African American. This changed when horse racing became a lucrative business.