Compton Cowboys: Blackness in Los Angeles
Conversation with Tyree Boyd-Pates, Associate Curator of Western History & Walter Thompson-Hernandez, author of The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Heartland
Saturday, July 25, 11:00 a.m.
In a private salon, author and journalist of The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Heartland, Walter Thompson-Hernandez, and Associate Curator of Western History, Tyree Boyd-Pates, discussed Thompson-Hernandez's acclaimed work and the history of Blackness in Los Angeles—past and present. The two go over the historical legacy of the African American experience in the West, while Thompson-Hernandez offers nuances to the complexity of identity for youth in Los Angeles's urban centers.