David Dinkins, the first and only Black mayor of New York City, has passed at 93.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1927, Dinkins was an HBCU grad of Howard University and served in many roles in New York City.
Dinkins was elected New York City Mayor in 1989, but lost re-election bid in 1993. In his 2013 memoir, he said not being re-elected was “Racism, plain and simple.”
Dinkins died Monday evening at his home on Manhattan’s Upper East
Side. His wife of 27 years, Joyce Dinkins, passed away a little over a
month ago on October 11 at age 89.
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