Bass Reeves – Black Hero Marshal

“Maybe the law ain’t perfect, but it’s the only one we got, and without it, we got nuthin.” — Bass Reeves. Born to slave parents in 1838 in Crawford County,¬†Arkansas, Bass Reeves would become the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s … Continue reading Bass Reeves – Black Hero Marshal