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Yusuf Hawkins
Birth: 1973
Death: Aug. 23, 1989

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. (bio by: Joe Fodor) 
 
Burial:
The Evergreens Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Ascension Section, Lot 16A
 
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Record added: Jan 30, 2001
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Yusuf Hawkins
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Yusuf Hawkins
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Yusuf Hawkins
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- Sheila Sartain Snyder
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014
Yusuf, you have been on my mine every day since your story caught my attention.It's so strange how you died. In my opinion, your murder a lot bigger then what the media said it was. It is strange how the media doesn't even talk about you. There are some q...(Read more)
- Trilby
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014

- Geni Gitane
 Added: Mar. 3, 2014
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