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 Yusuf K. Hawkins

Yusuf K. Hawkins

Birth
New York, USA
Death 23 Aug 1989 (aged 16)
Bensonhurst, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Ascension Section, Lot 16A
Memorial ID 20001 · View Source
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Murder Vicitim. Shot by white youths in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, in late August, 1989, while searching for a used car he'd seen in the paper was advertised for sale. Hawkins's death was an important factor in the election of David Dinkins as the first African-American mayor of New York City in 1989.


Inscription

It is through the struggle in life that cause change.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20001
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Yusuf K. Hawkins (19 Mar 1973–23 Aug 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20001, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .