The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with The Honorable David N. Dinkins

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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with The Honorable David N. Dinkins

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with The Honorable David N. Dinkins

3/4/2002; 3/21/2014

Mayor The Honorable David N. Dinkins (1927 - ) was the first African American Mayor of New York City. Dinkins focused on crime and problems of racial inequality and initiated a program called "Safe Streets, Safe City: Cops and Kids," reducing crime and expanding opportunities for New York's children. Despite losing the 1993 mayoral election, Dinkins has continued to be critical of problems within the criminal justice system, including abusive police and institutionalized racism in the courts. Dinkins was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 3/4/2002 and 3/21/2014, in New York, New York. This collection is comprised of the video footage of the interview.

Total Sessions: 2; Total Tapes: 7; Total Run Time: 03h 05m 20s

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Dinkins, David N.

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED David N. Dinkins was born in Trenton, New Jersey on July 10, 1927. In his early childhood, Dinkins moved with his mother to Harlem, but returned to Trenton to attend high school. After graduating he enrolled in Howard University in Washington, DC. World War II erupted and his studies were put on hold when he served in the United States Marine Corps. After serving as a Marine during World War II, he went on to obtain his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Howard ...