Wake Held In Brooklyn For City's First Black Councilwoman
12/08/2003 09:19 AM
Mourners are gathering in Brooklyn Tuesday to pay their last respects to Mary Pinkett, the city's first black councilwoman.
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Pinkett lost her battle with cancer last Thursday.
She served her Brooklyn district for 28 years before term limits forced her out of office in 2001.
A wake will be held at Medgar Evers College Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with funeral services to follow. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to speak at the funeral service.
A private burial is set for Wednesday.
Pinkett was 77.