David Dinkins, New York City's first black mayor, dies at 93

NEW YORK — David Dinkins, whose historic 1989 victory as New York City’s first and only black mayor was quickly eclipsed by rising crime and racial turmoil that doomed his re-election, died Monday at his home, police said. He was 93.His death comes a little more than a month after his wife, Joyce, passed away on Oct. 11.Dinkins, in his two decades after leaving City Hall, kept a busy schedule but a relatively low profile — teaching at Columbia University, doing charity work and making occasional appearances.His autobiography “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic” was published …

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