The Tall Tales of Father Bogby elledgej | created - 01 Mar 2016 | updated - 07 Jun 2017 | Public
An African American father guides his father and son out of a racially divided neighborhood after his family is persecuted following a freak set of circumstances. But a hot pursuit for a reward set on them leads him and his family on a search for a folk hero. Along their journey they recall some of Father Bog's Tallest Tales.
The Pit Fight A Drifter Enters a Pit Fight against a Giant Opponent Upon Revealing His Disturbing Weapon. A Machine Gun Penis.
Dead Man's Desert A Nomad Singlehandedly Guns Down the Entire Koo Klux Klan.
1 Night in Washington An African American Student is Uprooted from his Southern City to D.C. In Order to Protest the Wrongful Death of a Black Soldier.
Jockwyn and The Lawbreaker Near the End of the Civil War, a slave escapes a confederate cotton picking plant and becomes the Sheriff of a remote village.
Blood and Gold An African Miner defects from a Salt Mining Operation and (with the help of five other miners) travels down a manipulated railroad to a compound they set out to buy.
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