How African-Americans disappeared from the Kentucky Derby – Business Insider


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How African-Americans disappeared from the Kentucky Derby
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In the 19th century – when horse racing was America’s most popular sport – former slaves populated the ranks of jockeys and trainers, and black men won more than half of the first 25 runnings of the Kentucky Derby. But in the 1890s – as Jim Crow laws …


Business Insider

How African-Americans disappeared from the Kentucky Derby
Business Insider
In the 19th century – when horse racing was America's most popular sport – former slaves populated the ranks of jockeys and trainers, and black men won more than half of the first 25 runnings of the Kentucky Derby. But in the 1890s – as Jim Crow laws ...