Black cowboys reclaim their history in the West

At an annual rodeo in Phoenix, the contributions of African Americans are finally recognized. Though historians estimate that as many as one-fourth of the cowboys in the late 1800s were Black, many of them have been erased from the history of the “Wild West.” But the “As the Crows Fly” riding group is reclaiming that history. Though these men are aware of their historical erasure, they are not on some grand crusade to right the wrongs of the past; they’re simply sharing the traditions that were passed down to them.