Bass Reeves: The Bullet-Dodging Black Lone Ranger History Almost Forgot

He wrangled thousands of criminals, and left a silver dollar as his calling card. Yet despite being one of the most impressive Wild West figures, Bass Reeves was all but forgotten.

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“This is a black man in America’s legendary Western history who has been totally overlooked.” — Morgan Freeman

 

Contrary to what classic westerns might have us believe, one in four American cowboys was actually African-American. We don’t necessarily get that reality when the only image we have in our minds is John Wayne or The Lone Ranger. But, in fact, the true inspiration behind The Lone Ranger (and possibly Django from Django Unchained) was real life US Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves, an African-American who fled the Civil War, befriended the Seminole and Creek Indians, and eventually became one of the greatest lawmen of the Wild West.

‘Til Death Do They Part: The Five Most Gruesome Serial Killer Couples

From killing for money to twisted abuse and psychopathy, each of these serial killer couples will make you sick to your stomach.

Serial Killers

As well as being illegal and morally repugnant, committing murder is risky. The chance of getting caught is high enough when only one person does it; adding a second perpetrator only heightens the potential for error, and thus the likelihood of imprisonment.

Since spouses in the United States and Canada can’t be forced to testify against one another, enlisting your betrothed might seem like a smart move, but as these infamous and horrifying serial killer couples show, things can and still do end badly…

22 Inspirational Bob Marley Quotes To Celebrate The Reggae King’s Birthday

February 6th marks what would have been the 71st birthday of the most famous reggae musician of all time, Bob Marley. Nearly 35 years after his death, he remains an inspiration to millions worldwide. His philosophy of peace and love too often goes unheeded, which is why we wish to commemorate his life today with these insightful Bob Marley quotes:

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