Monday, 23 April 2012

president obama on the rosa parks bus

President Barack Obama visited the Henry Ford museum the other day and sat on the bus that Rosa Parks made famous when she refused to give up her seat, which was a defining moment in the fight for civil rights. Who would have imagined at that time that a black man could ever become the president of the United States,  and, even though he would have been pandering to the press when he got on the bus, l am sure he would have been truthful when he said that he took time to 'Ponder the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history'.
I am however, surprised he did not sit on the same seat as Rosa, and maybe he had the image above in his mind, from when she was on a bus at a later date, but l would have thought sitting in the original seat would have been more significant and poignant. Perhaps he was badly advised, in which case, l should be leading his advice team. Another wasted opportunity (for both of us).

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