SYMHC Classics: Who was the real Lone Ranger?

Bass Reeves Public domain

Today we're revisiting an episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina. The Lone Ranger has traditionally been portrayed by white actors, but many believe this character is based on an African-American named Bass Reeves. A former slave, Reeves became one of the most successful lawmen in U.S. history.

The original episode can be found here:

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