MLK African-American Rodeo of Champions

MLK African-American Rodeo of Champions

Yeehaw! When Howard Vern of the MLK Colorado Holiday Commission launched the Rodeo of Champions in 2006, he soon received a phone call from Coretta Scott King. "Really?" she asked, "a rodeo?" Vern's response: "When in Rome." Or when the National Western Stock Show is in town, which is why the Rodeo of Champions brought world-class African-American steer wrestlers, bronc riders and other rodeo wranglers to Denver yesterday. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to catch all the action.


Yeehaw! When Howard Vern of the MLK Colorado Holiday Commission launched the Rodeo of Champions in 2006, he soon received a phone call from Coretta Scott King. "Really?" she asked, "a rodeo?" Vern's response: "When in Rome." Or when the National Western Stock Show is in town, which is why the Rodeo of Champions brought world-class African-American steer wrestlers, bronc riders and other rodeo wranglers to Denver yesterday. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to catch all the action.
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