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You Decide with Errol Louis

Jan 15, 2020

When David Dinkins took office on January 1, 1990, as New York City’s first African American mayor, he promised to bring the divided city together. But his administration faced a host of problems, from racial tensions and concerns about public safety to a budget deficit. From the perspective of Dinkins and his top advisers, Errol delves into Dinkins’ time in office, the challenges he faced and some of the administration’s high points, including Nelson Mandela’s visit to the city.


Stay tuned for part three, which will explore Dinkins’ re-election fight in 1993 and his legacy, 30 years later.


In case you missed Part 1: The Historic Dinkins Campaign Comes Together


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