Category Archives: Civil Rights

The Champ Takes the Ring at Port Authority Bus Terminal

By Neal Buccino, Media Relations Staff “A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.”  – Muhammad Ali, excerpted from “The Champ: My Year … Continue reading

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Retired PAPD Superintendent Henry DeGeneste: At the Forefront of Change and Diversity

By Mercedes Guzman, Media Relations Staff When now-retired Port Authority Police Superintendent Henry DeGeneste first came on the job as a young recruit, he joined a police force that was predominantly male and white. As he moved up through the … Continue reading

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Port Authority History: The Singular Achievement of Ernesto Butcher

PROLOGUE: ” I read this morning the tribute to Ernesto Butcher whom I never had the privilege of meeting. That said, he is clearly an iconic figure to Port Authority employees who, without exception, admired his courage, his integrity and … Continue reading

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