The David Dinkins Legacy in New York City

Feb 19, 2016

Former Mayor David Dinkins reflects on his career in politics
Credit David Dinkins

David Dinkins made political history in 1990 when he was sworn in as the first African American mayor of New York City.  Dinkins, now a professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, reflected on his historic journey in a June, 2010 on line interview that is being broadcast for the first time.

In this edition of Conversations with Allan Wolper, Dinkins discussed his legacy that is now winning admiration from journalists and historians alike. Dinkins explained his role in the 1991 Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn, and analyzed the administrations of Former Mayors Giuliani Bloomberg, Koch and Beame.