Black Heritage Riders Inc. - (732) 572-5078 (press release)
Beginning September 22, 2007
(An Educational Horseback Journey From New York To California)
Miles J Dean is a Newark, NJ public school teacher, a horseman, and the Director of the Black Heritage Riders Inc. an organization established to promote educational advancement through the enrichment in classroom instructional curriculum. In September, 2007 he and his horse Sankofa, along with his two other horses, a truck, horse trailer, driver, and video/photographer, will begin a six thousand mile, six month journey from New York’s African Burial Ground site to Los Angeles, California. The mission is clear, “what our children learn and need to learn” in History.
His journey will take him over thousands of city streets, country roads, through state parks and alongside major highways. The Black Heritage Riders web site will chronicle the journey of the ancestors and allow people across countries to follow A Modern African American Pioneer (AMAAP) as the history unfolds. Hundreds of horsemen and women will join the AMAAP as he travels through major cities in each of the 13 states he will enter. History will come alive again as you follow this historical journey daily via www.blackheritageriders.com
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The rich history of African Americans who used horses to explore US territories, expand, settle and tame The Wild Wild West is an untold but never ending story.