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Black rodeo ropes in the crowds for sold out performances

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It was another weekend of rodeo fun at the state fairgrounds.

It all started Saturday morning with a parade through the streets of the capital city.

The rodeo is billed as the Baddest Show on Dirt.

The Black rodeo is returned to the Mississippi Coliseum and a packed audience.

More than 450 cowboys showed off their roping and riding skills.

Fans saw calf roping, barrel racing, bare back riding, bull riding and junior events.

Both Saturday performances were sold out events.

"We want everybody to come so we can tell them about the forgotten cowboy. It's an educational part we just want everybody to know that cowboys of color had a very instrumental part in settling the west," said The Real Cowboy Association president and founder Frank Edwards.

This is the ninth year the black rodeo has been held.

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