Happiness shines on the face of the Rev. Homer Davis as he prepares to celebrate another Christmas. At 90, he looks back on a fulfilling life as a Methodist preacher and civil rights activist instrumental in the desegregation of Rock Lake Pool, "our greatest victory," he said.
"We had great services at Christmas,...
celebrating Christ coming...
...into the world to save us."
This portrait from 1943 conjures memories of Homer Davis and duty in the Army quartermaster corps that took him to Normandy. He ended up a technical sergeant in charge of the motor pool division.
A wannabe-actor turned preacher, the Rev. Homer Davis always felt comfortable as a speaker. This picture was taken during an appearance in Wheeling.