Mary Pinkett

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Mary Pinkett was the first black New York City councilwoman and served 28 years from 1974 until 2001 when she was term-limited out of office. She died in 2003 at the age of 72. Parts of Washington Avenue in Brooklyn are named after her.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Newly created district
New York City Council, 28th District
1974–1991
Succeeded by
Thomas White, Jr.
Preceded by
Jerome X. O'Donovan
New York City Council, 35th District
1992–2001
Succeeded by
James E. Davis