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African-American jockey wins the Kentucky Derby...

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May 14, 1891

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, May 14, 1891 

* 1891 Kentucky Derby victory
* Issac Burns Murphy - Negro jockey

Inside has a report of the running of the 1891 Kentucky Derby, won by the horse Kingman, ridden by Hall of Fame African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy.
The pg. 7 heads note: "Kingman's Easy Triumph" "He Wins the Kentucky Derby by Scarcely More Than a Canter" "No Match For Him Was In The Race" & more. The article takes most of a column.
Complete in 8 pages, this issue has a loose at the spine with various shipping & some loss at the spine but nothing affecting the mentioned report. There are also other other margin tears.

Category: Post-Civil War