World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Black Rodeo

Article Id: WHEBN0024943952
Reproduction Date:

Title: Black Rodeo  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Muhammad Ali, Woody Strode, Jeff Kanew
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Black Rodeo

Black Rodeo
Directed by Jeff Kanew
Written by Jeff Kanew
Narrated by Woody Strode
Starring Muhammad Ali
Distributed by Cinerama Releasing
Release date(s) May 1, 1972 (1972-05-01)
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Black Rodeo is a 1972 documentary by filmmaker Jeff Kanew.[1]

Overview

Black Rodeo captures the events surrounding the first-time performance of an all African-American rodeo in Harlem, New York City. The documentary depicts that the people who attended the rodeo were awed to find African-American men and women actively involved in skills like bronc riding, calf roping and brahma bull riding.

Actor Woody Strode attended the rodeo and appears in the film as its narrator. He imparts a number of stories that show the participation of blacks in the development of the American Old West.

The film captures the appearance of Muhammad Ali, who rides a horse on 125th Street (the main street in Harlem), trades friendly verbal jabs with the cowboys and straps on chaps and rides a bull.

The rodeo events in the film are set to the music of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Lee Dorsey, Sammy Turner, Little Eva and other R&B acts.

The film was released by Cinerama Releasing in the spring of 1972.

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • YouTube
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.