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. Mayoral Race

. Mayoral Race

Chapter:
(p.195) 17. Mayoral Race
Source:
City Son
Author(s):
Wayne Dawkins
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0017

This chapter describes events in 1989. These include the emergence of a reluctant black candidate for the mayoral race, Manhattan borough president David N. Dinkins; the Daily News’s compliance with the court settlement; the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention in New York; and Dinkins’ victory and the daunting challenges he faced as the city’s first African American mayor.

Keywords:   African American mayor, New York City, David N. Dinkins

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