Presented by the Black Cultural Enlightenment Society (BCE Society)
Celebrating the rich legacy and enduring contributions of African-American cowboys and frontiersmen, the Black Cowboy Festival is an annual rendezvous of education, recreation, and cultural appreciation. The festival has become a cornerstone event in promoting the historical and contemporary significance of African-American contributions to cowboy and frontier culture.
Historical Context: The narrative of the black cowboy is a profound chapter in America’s history, often overlooked. The post-Civil War era saw thousands of African Americans venturing into the West, embodying the spirit of resilience, and shaping the cowboy culture. Their stories are integral to America's cultural fabric, fostering inclusivity and historical awareness.
The goal of the BCE Society is:
Improve the quality of community relations through the unification of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Develop an Equine facility
Promote agricultural interest and teach self-reliance
Increase visitation through tourism, recreation, entertainment, education and arts.
The Black Cultural Enlightenment (BCE) Society, mission is to enlighten the community awareness on the attributes of the African American of yesterday and today, expose our youth as well adults to the art of horsemanship.
To create a community- based flow of resources that will meet the needs of youth and adults through agriculture, arts, music, diversity, and education.
The Black Cultural Enlightenment Society invites all people of every race to come and share with us the festivities of African American Culture and Heritage. History is the landmark by which we are directed into the true course of life. The history of a Race is the guidepost of a Nation's and Race's destiny. What you do today that is worthwhile will inspire others to act at some future time. (Marcus Garvey) So come and enjoy as we increase community and cultural awareness of the African American Cowboy and Farm life.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THIS AWESOME EVENT
CELEBRATING ITS 27th YEAR
May23- 26, 2024
I Was born in El Paso, Wichita Falls and Cheyenne. Helped build the west , though you don't know it, was a slave was a free man, don't look for me in your text books.
Am I a Man or a Myth?
Come and find out at the Black Cowboy Festival May 23, - 26, 2024 at Greenfield farm, Rembert SC (Sumter County)