The Chisholm Kid

The Chisholm Kid

The first black cowboy to be featured in a comic strip, The Chisholm Kid appeared from 1950 to 1954 in the Pittsburgh Courier, a storied black newspaper. An homage to the 5,000 to 9,000 Black cowboys who drove cattle along the Chisholm Trail.

Jan. 13 - Apr. 1, 2018

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Adults (18-64) $10
Seniors (65 ) $8
Minors (6-17)
Military w/ID $8
Children (0-5) Free
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Groups of 10 $5/person
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The Institute of Texan Cultures is located at 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., at the corner of Chavez and Tower of the Americas Way (formerly Durango and Bowie). It is easiest to access from I-37, via the Chavez exit.

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Chisholm Kid - Pioneering Black Comic Book Character

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, ITC shows exhibit on Black cowboys, historic Black comic book character. Find out more

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