Chronicles of the Black Jockeys Volume I: When “Monkey Simon" dealt defeat to “Old Hickory”, General Andrew Jackson

Black Jockeys

The irony of the April 28th New York Times profile of jockey Kevin Krigger, “History Aside, Jockey is Just Out to Win,” is that with “history” truly “aside”, there would hardly be as compelling a story as Kevin Krigger’s, on the eve of the Kentucky Derby.  Krigger’s win at the Santa Anita Derby might not be as otherwise newsworthy were Kevin Krigger not African American and the sport not horseracing.  A win is a win, and a win is indicative of superior strategic and tactical execution by jockeys on superior horses.  So Mr. Krigger’s win is no doubt a superb achievement for which we should laud Kevin, as we cheer him on in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

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Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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