African American Western Movies

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There haven't been a lot of African American Western films made over the years. When you look at the number of general Western movies versus Black Westerns, the number is very small. However, the ones that have been made are notable and worth seeing.

Unfortunately, the oldest Black Western , "Harlem on the Prairie" is not available on DVD or video. This all Black cast western film starred Herb Jeffries who was famous for his singing in these western movies. In fact, one of Herb Jeffries' nicknames was "The Sepia Singing Cowboy."

Fortunately, at least two of Herb Jeffries' western films, The Bronze Buckaroothe bronze buckaroo movie link  and Harlem Rides The Rangeharlem rides the range dvd link are available on DVD.

Woody Strode is another well-known actor who was a part of the stable of actors for Western movie director, John Ford. Besides playing roles in a variety of Western films, Woody Strode starred in Sergeant Rutledge. John Ford directed this movie and it is credited with being one of the first studio directed films with a strong positive portrayal of a Black man.

If you like Western movies, you'll enjoy these predominantly Black cast Westerns. And if you happen to know about other African American Westerns available on DVD, please let us know so that we can add it to our database for others to enjoy, too.

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black western movies
Movie Title
Buck and the Preacher      
Buffalo Soldiers      
Sergeant Rutledge      
Take a Hard Ride      
african american western movies
Movie Title      
Adios Amigos        
Bronze Buckaroo, The      Part of a Spencer Williams four movie collection with other Race Movies
Harlem Rides The Range      Double feature DVD that also contains "Murder In Harlem"
The Federation of Black Cowboys     Documentary
The Soul of Nigger Charley        
Man and Boy       
Take a Hard Ride 
Thomasine & Bushrod     Click here to also find this movie at Ebay 
Two-Gun Man From Harlem On special two movie DVD with "Look Out Sister"


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