One of the foundational assumptions of this monthly discussion, Behind the Lines, is that our subscribers want to bask in the glow of a job well done. This month’s episode has two subjects worthy of basking: bull rider Myrtis Dightman, who graces this month’s cover, and staffer Christian Wallace, who told his story. The July issue of the magazine, arriving in your mailbox or inbox this week, features the striking image of a man who’s been called “the Jackie Robinson of rodeo.” In 1967, Crockett, Texas, native Dightman won a rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, that propelled him (briefly) to a No. 1 ranking in the world. He was the first black cowboy ever to achieve that ranking. His story is all the more impressive given…View Original Post
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