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Black cowboy historians visit Thunderbolt Elementary

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

On Thursday, some very special visitors stopped by the Coastal Empire for Black Heritage Month. Black cowboy historians Mark Myers and his wife Sandra stopped by Thunderbolt Elementary School to speak with students. The couple started the African American Cowboy Festival back in 1997 on their farm in Rembert, South Carolina, educating children on who the black cowboys are and their active role in cattle drives.

"I want the kids to get out of this that they did have a pass because the African American cowboy was omitted from history and I want them to know they helped build the west. Their ancestors helped build the west and the whole America. The second thing is there is a great economic opportunity from the ground level up to be at a professional level," said Mark Myers.

They will be visiting other schools in the area on Friday.

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