Dantonio on Red Cedar movie and Raye of Light
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Dantonio on Red Cedar movie and Raye of Light

Raye's legacy and role of Michigan State's Undergroun Railroad teams highlighted

Photo: Mark Dantonio

Thanks to Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio for highlighting Michigan State's Underground Railroad teams coached by Duffy Daugherty that led the integration of college football.

During Dantonio's media conference prior to Saturday's game against Central Michigan at Spartan Stadium, he mentioning Jimmy Raye's Michigan State Hall of Fame induction, Maya Washington's showing of "Through the banks of the Red Cedar" at 6 p.m. Wednesday (9-26-18) at Wells Hall auditorium room 119B and for the book Raye of Light with a forword by Tony Dungy.

His comments on the Raye, the film and the book begin at the 17:20 mark.

Mark Dantonio media conference prior to Central Michigan game

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-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It explains Duffy Daugherty's untold pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.



Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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