David Dinkins was sworn in as New York City’s 1st African-American mayor, and is, to date, the only African American to hold that office. MAYORALTY: Dinkins entered office pledging racial healing, and famously referred to New York City’s demographic diversity as a “gorgeous mosaic.” Dinkins’ term wa...David Dinkins was sworn in as New York City’s 1st African-American mayor, and is, to date, the only African American to hold that office. MAYORALTY: Dinkins entered office pledging racial…

David Dinkins was sworn in as New York City’s 1st African-American mayor, and is, to date, the only African American to hold that office. MAYORALTY: Dinkins entered office pledging racial healing, and famously referred to New York City’s demographic diversity as a “gorgeous mosaic.” Dinkins’ term wa...David Dinkins was sworn in as New York City’s 1st African-American mayor, and is, to date, the only African American to hold that office. MAYORALTY: Dinkins entered office pledging racial…

Elected to the state assembly in 1965, David Dinkins later served as president of elections for New York City, as city clerk, and as Manhattan borough president before he successfully ran for mayor in 1989. Both ethnic tensions and crime increased during his term, and while he was the first black mayor of New York, he became the first black mayor of a major U.S. city to be denied reelection.

Elected to the state assembly in 1965, David Dinkins later served as president of elections for New York City, as city clerk, and as Manhattan borough president before he successfully ran for mayor in 1989. Both ethnic tensions and crime increased during his term, and while he was the first black mayor of New York, he became the first black mayor of a major U.S. city to be denied reelection.

David Dinkins	Beta	First Black Mayor of New York City

David Dinkins Beta First Black Mayor of New York City

Politician, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Actor Morgan Freeman, President and Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund, Dr. Irwin Redlener and Music artist Harry Belafonte attend Children's...

Politician, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Actor Morgan Freeman, President and Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund, Dr. Irwin Redlener and Music artist Harry Belafonte attend Children's...

In 1990 David Dinkins became the first African American Mayor of New York. In 1993 Rudolph Guiliani was elected. He succeeded in reducing crime in New York. | ... this photo david dinkins attends the friars club's roast

David Dinkins Photos Photos: The Friars Club Roast Of Matt Lauer

In 1990 David Dinkins became the first African American Mayor of New York. In 1993 Rudolph Guiliani was elected. He succeeded in reducing crime in New York. | ... this photo david dinkins attends the friars club's roast

David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is a former politician and Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and is, to date, the only African American to hold that office.

David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is a former politician and Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and is, to date, the only African American to hold that office.

David Dinkins- Former Mayor of New York City Dinkins was born in Trenton, N.J., on July 10, 1927. Although Dinkins did spend time in Harlem as a child, he returned to Trenton to complete high school. Entering the U.S. Marines right after high school, Dinkins served as one of the Montford Point Marines and earned a Congressional Gold Medal from Congress for their efforts.

David Dinkins- Former Mayor of New York City Dinkins was born in Trenton, N.J., on July 10, 1927. Although Dinkins did spend time in Harlem as a child, he returned to Trenton to complete high school. Entering the U.S. Marines right after high school, Dinkins served as one of the Montford Point Marines and earned a Congressional Gold Medal from Congress for their efforts.

David Dinkins was sworn in as New York's 106th mayor, and the first African American mayor, in 1990.

David Dinkins - Photos - New York Firsts in Black History

David Dinkins was sworn in as New York's 106th mayor, and the first African American mayor, in 1990.

(January 1, 1990) David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black Mayor of New York City.

(January 1, 1990) David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black Mayor of New York City.

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his 89th birthday at a party at Ellen's Stardust Diner in Times ...

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his 89th birthday at a party at Ellen's Stardust Diner in Times ...

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