"I just sat in there for a moment and pondered the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history but is also part of that long line of folks who sometimes are nameless, oftentimes didn't make the history books, but who constantly insisted on their dignity, their share of the American dream"
President Barack Obama
April 18, 2012
Just before speaking at a fundraiser in Detroit yesterday, President Barack Obama was able to visit and reflect upon an iconic piece of civil rights history. The president told supporters at the Henry Ford Museum he was able to sit briefly on the bus made famous by activist Rosa Parks whose refusal to move from her seat for a white passenger sparked the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott in 1955.