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"The Legacy of the Black Jockey Through Art"

May 30, 2014

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As the winner of the Preakness prepares to compete for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes next weekend, many Marylanders still have horses on their minds. Tom Hall visits an exhibition at Coppin State University that highlights the role of African-American jockeys in horse racing. It's called "The Legacy of the Black Jockey through Art."

In this interview, he speaks with Camay Murphy, the exhibit's curator.

"The Legacy of the Black Jockey through Art" is a traveling exhibit that was previously at Harford Community College. You can read more about the exhibit here.  

It's currently up at Coppin State University until June 8, and the exhibit is located in the Cab Calloway Room of the Parlett Moore Library. The exhibit is open when the Library is open-Monday through Friday. Call the Library for the hours 410-951-3400.