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Wayne Dawkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032585

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001

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. Mayoral Race

. Mayoral Race

(p.195) 17. Mayoral Race
City Son

Wayne Dawkins

University Press of Mississippi

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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