Concrete Cowboys: An insight Into the Lives of the Urban Black Cowboys of North Philadelphia

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When you think of Western movies, your mind may not immediately go to Philadelphia as a staple of cowboy culture. Yet, the urban riders of North Philadelphia have been an integral part of cowboy culture and its heritage for over a century.

The 2020 movie “Concrete Cowboys”, directed by Ricky Staub, tells the story of Cole (portrayed by Caleb McLaughlin), a teenager with a turbulent past sent to live with his estranged father (Idris Elba), a prominent member of the Urban Black Cowboys community in Philadelphia. Reluctant at first, Cole is gradually pulled into the Fletcher Street Riders tight-knit […]