Category Archives: Civil Rights

The Jackie Robinson of the PAPD: Dr. Cyril O. Byron, Sr.

By Mercedes Guzman, Media Relations, Police Blogger In 1948, the year after Jackie Robinson famously broke the color barrier as the first African American to play Major League Baseball, Dr. Cyril O. Byron, Sr. blazed his own trail by joining … Continue reading

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Port Authority Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

By Gregory Quinn, Special to the Port Authority Video Courtesy of the New York State Museum Every year on the anniversary of his birth, the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Day, pausing to reflect on the impact, wisdom and … Continue reading

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