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.

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.

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.

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.

Will the Next David Dinkins Please Stand Up?

Will the Next David Dinkins Please Stand Up?

David Dinkins - First Black Mayor Of NYC

David Dinkins - First Black Mayor Of NYC

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.

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.

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.

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 Photos - David Dinkins attends The Friars Club's roast of Matt Lauer at The New York Hilton on October 24, 2008 in New York City. - The Friars Club Roast Of Matt Lauer

David Dinkins Photos Photos: The Friars Club Roast Of Matt Lauer

David Dinkins Photos Photos - David Dinkins attends The Friars Club's roast of Matt Lauer at The New York Hilton on October 24, 2008 in New York City. - The Friars Club Roast Of Matt Lauer

Montford Point Marines: Forgotten First Black Marines: David Dinkins: Montford Point Marine and Former Mayor of New York

Montford Point Marines: Forgotten First Black Marines: David Dinkins: Montford Point Marine and Former Mayor of New York

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