Bill Powell and his wife Marcella are wearing the white shirts in this photo on the golf course that they built. When Bill Powell came back from fighting in World War II, he was denied access to the privileges of the GI bill because of his race. When he attempted to get financing to open a golf course, the local banks turned him down for the same reason. He got funding from his brother and two local black doctors and built a nine hole golf course that opened in 1948 and finished the back nine holes in 1978. The golf course is one of only 15 on the National Register of Historic places. On Wednesday Bill Powell will receive the PGA Distinguished Service award, the highest honor of the PGA of America.