Isaac Murphy, third from right, was photographed with five other men at a clambake in New Jersey in 1890. Murphy's success as a jockey came during a small window, after the Civil War but before Jim Crow laws were instituted.
Isaac Murphy, third from right, was photographed with five other men at a clambake in New Jersey in 1890. Murphy's success as a jockey came during a small window, after the Civil War but before Jim Crow laws were instituted.
Isaac Murphy, third from right, was photographed with five other men at a clambake in New Jersey in 1890. Murphy's success as a jockey came during a small window, after the Civil War but before Jim Crow laws were instituted.

Black jockey turned heads, elevated his occupation after Civil War

April 26, 2015 05:55 PM

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