Winner; Delta Hill Riders by Rory Doyle
It’s estimated that just after the Civil War, one in four cowboys were African American. Yet this population was drastically underrepresented in popular accounts. And it is still. The ‘cowboy’ identity retains a strong presence in many contemporary black communities. My ongoing project about African American cowboys and cowgirls in the Mississippi Delta sheds light on an overlooked subculture - one that resists historical and present-day stereotypes.