One Hundred Black Men Inc. of New York inducted 16 new members at its recent 56th annual Founders’ Day and Pinning Ceremony. The event was conducted virtually via Zoom and held in honor of the organization’s co-founder and New York City Mayor the Hon. David Dinkins, who passed away last month at the age of 93.
The event, held every year since 1964, was attended and presided over by a roster of guests, including former U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and current honorary chair of OHBM’s upcoming annual Gala. The 16 new members include leading professionals from diverse industries, including business, politics and law.
Mayor David Dinkins founded One Hundred Black Men in 1963 with other notable Black leaders, including baseball legend Jackie Robinson and Judge Robert Mangum. He remained closely involved with the organization for the remainder of his life, serving as its annual gala co-chair for many years.