Honoring Black History Month - Denard W. Davis

I would like to observe Black History Month by remembering some of our local leaders who are no longer with us but have left us a legacy of commitment, leadership, faith, tolerance and courage.

Denard William Davis (Mr. D)

CHARLES GUEST Merced Sun-Star file

I was honored in January to participate in the dedication of the Merced County Office of Education Administrative Building to my mentor and friend, Denard Davis. I was pleased to present a Resolution of the State Legislature, memorializing him for his lifetime commitment as an educator, mentor, community leader and champion of equality who was always trying to reach down and lift somebody else up, as well as the love and dedication he gave to his family and friends.


-Adam Gray