To Mary K. Herron and others, the history of black cowboys in Florida is a venerable element of the state’s past.To that end, Herron, who is director of development at the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast, is busy assembling a traveling exhibit to honor the tradition. “Black Cowboys of Florida: Past and Present” illustrates “the story of Africans and their New World descendants over the centuries,” she tells NPR, and “of their involvement with Florida’s cattle industry.” Once completed, the display — with funding from the state humanities council — is scheduled to go to at least 18 venues in the region.

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