NYC elected officials honor Mayor Dinkins with 'Harlem Salute'
The National Action Network honored the loss of New York City's first and only Black mayor with a "Harlem Salute."
Former Mayor David Dinkins died on Monday at the age of 93.
His political career spanned decades, but reached its height when he became the 106th mayor of New York City. He served in office from 1990 to 1993.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the Reverend Al Sharpton, honored the late mayor on Saturday and reflected on his life.
"He preached about a gorgeous mosaic when many of us didn't want to hear about unity," Sharpton said. "And he preached it anyway and won for mayor."
Speakers mentioned his accomplishments, including programs for young people and crime reform.