Pastor France Davis

Tallie Casucci

Tallie Casucci

Pastor France Davis is one of the featured activists in our Celebratory Retrospective on the History of African Americans in Utah.

Pastor France Davis is a civil rights activist and minister of the Calvary Baptist Church, University of Utah graduate (Masters in Mass Communication) as well as recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the University of Utah (1993), has been a minister at the Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City for over 40 years. His advocacy for justice, civil rights, and human rights is deeply respected in the Salt Lake community.

His collection of photographs documenting African American history in Georgia and in Salt Lake City will be featured in this exhibit.  Additionally, Davis’ collection includes two historical copies of Wallace Thurman’s book, The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929).