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A Brief History of Black Jockeys in the United States from Forbes

Hotaling, Edward. 1999. The Great Black Jockeys: The Lives and Times of the
Men Who Dominated America's First National Sport
. Rocklin, Calif: Forum.

Jockeys: The First African-American Professional Athletes
posted by ABS Staff February 22, 2013

“The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Black Jockeys” by Christopher Klein
History in the Headlines

"The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys" by ,, April 24, 2009

"Lawn Jockeys" – Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia Ferris State University

“S'manga Khumalo: The Black Jockey Shaking Up South African Horse Racing,”
by David Smith in Johannesburg, The Guardian, August 8, 2013

"S'manga Khumalo: From Violent Township to Winner's Enclosure"

By Matthew Knight and Brooke Bowman, CNN


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