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 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.
Unpublished Black History in Honor of Black History Month Hundreds of stunning images from black history, drawn from old negatives, have long been buried in the musty envelopes and crowded bins of the New York Times archives. None of them were published by The Times until now. David Dinkins Watches Himself Make History In the New York City Democratic mayoral primary race against Ed Koch, David Dinkins was always the underdog. Without the support of the city’s powerful p