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From Slave to World-Class Horseman: Tom Bass
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TitleFrom Slave to World-Class Horseman: Tom Bass
AbstractBook with photos, illustrations, and information on Tom Bass (1859-1934), a black equestrian born near Ashland, Missouri, into slavery and becoming "the nation's preeminent horseman." Briefly a resident of Kansas City "visited by U. S. presidents and other famous contemporaries" and becoming "the first black person to appear in a U. S. horse show and the first to receive worldwide recognition as a trainer" as co-organizer of "the original Kansas City horse show in 1894, which eventually became the American Royal Livestock and Horse Show," etc.
NotesBack cover: "At his home in Missouri, Bass was visited by U. S. presidents and other famous contemporaries, including Will Rogers, William Jennings Bryan and Buffalo Bill Cody. Queen Victoria of Great Britain invited Bass to perform at her Diamond Jubilee. Bass organized riding clubs for children that became the standard for future clubs. Bass's love of horses and his desire to make their lives easier inspired him to create the Tom Bass Bit. This humane piece of equipment is still used today."
AuthorJ. L. Wilkerson
Date1999
LocationRamos 798.2 B31zw
Page1-136
Local SubjectBass, Tom
Horses
African Americans
Inventions
Item TypeBook
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. http://www.kclibrary.org/copy-requests
Item ID117104
CONTENTdm number6752
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