By Gregory Quinn, Special to the Port Authority
Every year on the anniversary of his birth, the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Day, pausing to reflect on the impact, wisdom and memory of this towering figure in American history. Our historical research failed to provide us a direct link between Dr. King and the Port Authority. But so much of Dr. King’s legacy can be appreciated and understood through a reading of his words, through a study of the rhetoric that stirred a nation to change and continues to influence elected officials and civic leaders to this day. We wanted to share this video of the only known recording of a speech Dr. King gave in New York City on September 12, 1962.