Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo celebrates 31 years

For 31 years the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo has shone a spotlight on Black cowboys and cowgirls. The rodeo was the brainchild of Lucious “Lu” Agustus Vason after he attended the Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Granddaddy of Rodeos. Vason thought the rodeo was entertaining but lacked Black cowgirls and cowboys.

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