Adam Hollingsworth

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Adam Hollingsworth (also known as Dreadhead Cowboy, born circa 1987) is an American equestrian.[1][2][3][4] He participated in Black Lives Matter marches in Chicago.[5][6][7][8] He supported census taking in the city.[9]

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He was born in Woodlawn, Chicago. He grew up on the East Side of Chicago. From 2010 to 2020, he was an exotic dancer.[10]

He boards his horses at his uncle's horse farm.[11][4] He has been harassed.[12][13]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Man rides through Chicago on horseback to spread positivity and 'keep the peace' amid protests". FOX TV Digital Team. 2020-06-01. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  2. "Viral sensation 'Dread Head Cowboy' on riding his horse in the George Floyd protests: 'I had to represent Chicago'". WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own. 2020-06-04. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  3. Heller, Natalie (2020-07-01). "'Dreadhead Cowboy' rides along Chicago streets spreading positivity". ABC7 Chicago. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Martin, Alison (2020-06-26). "How Chicago's 'Dread Head Cowboy' became an agent of change". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  5. "'Dreadhead Cowboy' Blazes Trail In Chicago". WBBM-AM. 2020-05-15. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  6. Larkin, Ximena (2020-07-01). "'You Can't Just Get Up and Steal a Police Horse'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  7. "The Dreadhead Cowboy rides for peace". Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  8. Tribune, Chicago. "The Dreadhead Cowboy rides for peace". Retrieved 2020-09-05.[permanent dead link]
  9. "Chicago's Mayor Calls On The Dreadhead Cowboy To Boost Census Response In The City". Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  10. "Chicago Portrait: The Dreadhead Cowboy". WTTW News. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  11. "Who's That Man Riding A Horse On The Streets Of Chicago? The Dreadhead Cowboy". WBEZ Chicago. 2020-05-14. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  12. "South Side Cowboy Harassed After False Social Media Posts Claim He Stole Police Horse". Block Club Chicago. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  13. "How a Black cowboy became a disinformation target". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2020-09-05.

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