David Dinkins New York’s first African-American mayor died at the age of 93
Associated Press: on the 24th that David Dinkins, the city’s first African-American mayor, died on the 23rd at the age of 93 local time, confirmed by the New York City Police Department. Preliminary indications indicate that the Dingkins family died naturally.
Associated Press: David Dinkins, the first African-American mayor of New York City, died.
According to the Associated Press, Dingkins was born on July 10, 1927 in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied at Howard University, a black university in Washington, D.C. In 1965, Dingkins was elected to the New York State Assembly.
In 1972, Dingkins became the first black chairman of the city’s board of directors.
Later, he also served as the mayor of Manhattan, New York. In 1989, Dingkins was elected mayor of New York City. After leaving office, Dingkins also served as a professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, the report said.
In October this year, Dingkins’ wife Joyce died at the age of 89.