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Even Brighter Days

Gene Bright
December 12, 2020

Celebrating 83rd with a Drive-By

And they came.  Some rolling in high fashion.  One by one, pausing in front of the Ernest L. Knight Complex to pay a birthday tribute to one man.

BrightAnd, despite his brand new 83rd year, Gene Bright appeared to welcome each entry of his very own, personal--but socially distant--parade.  Cars stretched back as far as the eye could see, looping around Louis Crews Stadium and the George Hobson Field House. There had to be a hundred cars, trucks and SUVs—at least--especially if Cynthia Clopton and the Bright Family had anything to do with the planning.

Balloons, music, warm hellos, fist bumps, an instance of a Mississippi jig by the former AAMU athletics director/golf coach to a soulful sound from the ‘60s. 

All in all, there is no doubt that the beloved Bright is continuing to make an impact.   

PHOTOS by Jerome Saintjones