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The Bright Path: The Johnny Bright Story -

THE BRIGHT PATH: THE JOHNNY BRIGHT STORY chronicles the life and career of African American Drake University football player Johnny Bright who as a walk on at Drake University in 1949 smashed college football records during his sophomore and junior years. In 1951 his college career abruptly ended from an act of violence during his senior year in 1951. Bright's story is one of resilience as the documentary explores how he overcame racial obstacles to carve out his own path in life to become a Hall of Fame athlete and award-winning Educator.

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