The Johnny Bright Incident was a violent on-field assault against African-American player Johnny Bright by White American player Wilbanks Smith during an American college football game held on October 1951 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
A man of limitless talent, unending benevolence and the courage of a lion, captured the hearts of millions when he rose to fame as an athlete. but Johnny Bright, Champion excelled in more than just the sports arena. He overcame countless obstacles to beocme a master in the game of life. Johnny Bright was challenged by poverty, discrimination and poor sportsmanship, including an episode notorious enough to earn a photojournalistic Pulitzer Prize.