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The Compton Cowboys Are Riding Today

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Walter Thompson-Hernández, who is working on an upcoming podcast for LAist Studios, shot this striking video of a horseback protest organized by the Compton Cowboys in support of Black Lives Matter:

Thompson-Hernández's new book, "The Compton Cowboys, The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland," examines the history of local African American cowboys.

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Listen to his interview last month with our newsroom's local news and culture show, Take Two:


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