Articles by Carolyn Owens

Photo Essays

Meet the Cowgirls Introducing Black Rodeo Culture Across the Country

It’s part family reunion, part traveling museum, and quite literally a wild ride. Going to the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR) entertains spectators with flair that infuses Black culture into familiar rodeo events and highlights Black history with…
Black Travel

Firsts: Explore Black History Through U.S. National and State Parks

Pristine scenery and wildlife aren’t the only reasons to visit U.S. state and national parks. Across the National Park System, you’ll find significant historical and cultural experiences available that include the contributions of African Americans….