When David Dinkins took office on January 1, 1990, as New York City’s first African American mayor, he promised to bring the divided city together. But his administration faced a host of problems, from racial tensions and concerns about public safety to a budget deficit. From the perspective of Dinkins and his top advisers, Errol delves into Dinkins’ time in office, the challenges he faced and some of the administration’s high points, including Nelson Mandela’s visit to the city.
Stay tuned for part three, which will explore Dinkins’ re-election fight in 1993 and his legacy, 30 years later.
In case you missed it, listen to Part 1 here.
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NY1’s Errol Louis has been interviewing powerful politicians and cultural icons for years, but it’s when the TV cameras are turned off that things really get interesting. From career highlights, to personal moments, to stories that have never been told, join Errol each week for intimate conversations with the people who are shaping the future of New York and beyond. Listen to "You Decide with Errol Louis" every Wednesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.
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