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Black History Profile: Bill Pickett

Billed as the Colored Hero of the Mexican Bull Ring in death-defying feats of courage and skill in "The Bull-Dogger." (Courtesy: State Archives/Florida Memory)
Billed as the Colored Hero of the Mexican Bull Ring in death-defying feats of courage and skill in "The Bull-Dogger." (Courtesy: State Archives/Florida Memory)
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Updated: 2/12/2013 6:58 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Today's Black History moment is about a movie poster from 1923.

It shows Bill Pickett as the big star in a movie called "The Bull-Dogger."

The movie was shot in Jacksonville by Norman Studios.

Pickett, according to Florida Memory, was discovered by studio head Richard Norman in the all-black Oklahoma town of Boley while working as a rancher. He later performed in other Norman productions. In this movie, Pickett was billed as the Colored Hero of the Mexican Bull Ring in death-defying feats of courage and skill.
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