The Black West: A Documentary and Pictorial History of the African American Role in the Westward Expansion of the United States ( http://www.amazon.com/Black-West-Documentary-Pictorial-Expansion/dp/0684814781 )
The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot.
Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 - May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett. ~ She was a prominent female rancher of the Old West who was an associate of outlaws, particularly Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Her and Butch Cassidy began dating when she was 15.
Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.