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…

David Dinkins first black Mayor in the U.S.  New York Mayor from (1990-1994) EDUCATION Howard University, Brooklyn Law School

David Dinkins first black Mayor in the U.S. New York Mayor from (1990-1994) EDUCATION Howard University, Brooklyn Law School

June 21,  1990: NELSON MANDELA PROCLAIMS "I AM A YANKEE!"  -   South African National Congress (ANC) President Nelson Mandela smiles after New York Mayor David Dinkins (2nd-l) presents him with a Yankee baseball jacket and cup during a concert and rally at Yankee Stadium.

June 21, 1990: NELSON MANDELA PROCLAIMS "I AM A YANKEE!" - South African National Congress (ANC) President Nelson Mandela smiles after New York Mayor David Dinkins (2nd-l) presents him with a Yankee baseball jacket and cup during a concert and rally at Yankee Stadium.

David Dinkins	Beta	First Black Mayor of New York City

David Dinkins Beta First Black Mayor of New York City

Ex-Mayor David Dinkins honored at 90th birthday celebration

Ex-Mayor David Dinkins honored at 90th birthday celebration

David Dinkins Photos - David Dinkins attends The Friars Club's roast of Matt Lauer at The New York Hilton on October 24, 2008 in New York City. - The Friars Club Roast Of Matt Lauer

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

David Dinkins Photos - David Dinkins attends The Friars Club's roast of Matt Lauer at The New York Hilton on October 24, 2008 in New York City. - The Friars Club Roast Of Matt Lauer

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.

Margaret Hamburg with New York City Mayor David Dinkins and her family after being sworn in as health commissioner, 1992

Margaret Hamburg with New York City Mayor David Dinkins and her family after being sworn in as health commissioner, 1992

David Dinkins, former mayor New York City (1990 -1993)...first and only African American to hold this position.

David Dinkins, former mayor New York City (1990 -1993)...first and only African American to hold this position.

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