David Dinkins, New York’s First Black Mayor Passes at 93


Former New York Mayor David Dinkins attends Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address in New York's One World Trade Center building, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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The Honorable David Dinkins, New York City’s first and only Black mayor has passed at the age of 93, six weeks after his wife’s passing. Dinkins was known for his dedication to bring unity to the city and his work in the Black community.  

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Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, right and his wife Joyce listen as the Star Spangle Banner is sung during a ceremony to rename the Manhattan Municipal Building to the David N. Dinkins Building, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in New York. Dinkins served as New York City Mayor from from 1990 to 1993. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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