The cattle drive from Texas to Railway stations in Kansas was a way for upwards of 9,000 black cowboys to make a living in the latter half of the 19th century in Texas. To commemorate this history, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is hosting "The Chisholm Kid," a traveling exhibit from the Museum of UnCut Funk with additional content on the historic Chisholm Trail from the Texas Historical Commission.
The Chisholm Kid was a comic book hero that appeared from 1950 to 1954 in the Pittsburgh Courier, a storied black newspaper. In its pages, this Golden Age hero was portrayed as a positive black character equal to contemporaries including Buck Rogers, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon and Hopalong Cassidy. The exhibit also sheds light on the struggle for black equality ongoing in the 1950s.
The exhibit is included in the price of museum admission and will be on display until April 1st.
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205-3296