Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins talks about his memoir, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic. Dinkins, the son of a barber and a domestic worker, grew up in Harlem and Trenton and became the 106th mayor of New York City, in office from 1990 to 1993.
David Dinkins, former mayor of New York City and professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia University, talks about his own campaign for mayor and looks ahead to November.
David Dinkins, former mayor of New York City and professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University, remembers his friend Arthur Ashe. And hear Arthur Ashe's call to the Brian Lehrer Show 20 years ago.
Twenty years ago last month, tennis great Arthur Ashe called the show to comment on the competing, and possibly converging, visions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. This week, former NYC mayor David Dinkins, now professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University, spoke with Brian about his friend Arthur Ashe.
When President Roosevelt ordered in 1942 that the Marine Corps be integrated, around 20,000 African-Americans signed up and were accepted for service. The first African-Americans in the Air Force and the Army — that’s the Tuskegee Airmen and the Buffalo Soldiers — have some renown, but the Montford Point Marines have remained relatively unknown.