He won in 1989 amid hopes that he would stanch racial conflict, only to lose the office four years later as ethnic tensions continued.

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    Mayor of New York has always been a tough gig. The current leader is not making it any easier for his successor.
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  • David Dinkins: The Right Mayor at the Wrong Time
    Kevin Baker is author, most recently, of The Fall of a Great American City New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence. David Dinkins was the right man at the wrong time. Dinkins became New York ...
    12/25/2020 - 10:47 pm | View Link
  • New York City's First Black Mayor David Dinkins Remembered as ‘a Warrior' in Harlem Tribute
    New York City officials and community members gathered Saturday morning in Harlem to pay tribute and celebrate the legacy of David Dinkins, the city's first Black mayor, who died this week at age 93.
    11/28/2020 - 7:43 am | View Link
  • David Dinkins, New York City’s First Black Mayor, Dies At 93
    New York City’s first black mayor, David Dinkins, died from natural causes on Monday at age 93. Dinkins held office from 1990 to 1993 and was not re-elected to a second term, believed to be due ...
    11/26/2020 - 2:24 pm | View Link
  • Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins dead at 93
    David Dinkins, who served as New York City's first and only Black mayor during the 1990s, has died at 93. Dinkins' health aide found him unresponsive in his Lenox Hill apartment Monday night ...
    11/24/2020 - 10:15 pm | View Link
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