Blazing Saddles: The History of African-Americans at the Kentucky Derby

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  • Kevin Krigger
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A Divided Past

However, Jim Crow laws eventually shut out Blacks from the sports for years. Churchill Downs, where the annual derby is held, was completely segregated throughout the 1950s. 

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