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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.

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David Dinkins July 10,1927: David Dinkins was born. He served as the 106th 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. He turns 86 years old today.

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Former New York mayor David Dinkins 'hit a delivery man with his car'

Former New York mayor David Dinkins is accused of hitting a delivery man with his car and breaking his ankle before driving off

David Norman Dinkins is the first and to date, the only African American person to hold the position of mayor of New York, 1990-1993. He graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a degree in mathematics. He later graduated from Brooklyn Law School.

First African American mayor of New York City and Howard University graduate (LA B.S., 1950, mathematics) The Honorable David N. Dinkins received the LL.D. in 1992 as he served for the Howard University Opening Convocation Speaker.

Today in History: January 1 - 1990: Dinkins becomes New York City's mayor - David Dinkins is sworn in as New York City's first African‐American mayor

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 - 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.

<p> Three time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is given the first ever Victor Potamkin award belt by Mayor David Dinkins in 1992 in New York (Frederick Watkins, Jr./Ebony Collection)</p>

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