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Diverse ‘Cowboys Of Color’ Rodeo Returns To Oklahoma State Fair Park

May 11, 2018

A crowd of thousands filled the Jim Norick Arena at the Oklahoma State Fair Park on Saturday for the Cowboys of Color Rodeo.

Founded by Cleo Hearns, the rodeo has also been held in Tulsa, Okla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Dallas, Texas; and other cities.  It comes to Oklahoma City once a year.  Competitive events include calf roping, bull riding and relay races.

Hearns, a veteran cowboy and rodeo promoter born in Seminole, Okla., created the rodeo to provide more opportunities to African-Americans and other groups not often seen on the rodeo circuit.

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