This past Wednesday, President Barack Obama found himself sitting for a peaceful and quiet moment inside of the very bus that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat many years ago on December 1st, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. The bus in now being housed in Dearborn, Michigan at the Henry Ford Museum.
Later, while speaking at a fundraiser in suburban Detroit, Obama mentioned his experience sitting in the history-making bus.
"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, often times didn't make the history books, but who constantly insisted on their dignity, their share of the American dream."
Now, 57 years later, the first black president in the history of the United States has been given the opportunity to sit in the very seat that helped to make his current presidency a reality.