Obama Boards Rosa Parks Bus

During a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, President Obama boarded the historic bus where Rosa Parks famously stood up for civil rights. Speaking to reporters at another fundraiser in Detroit, the president said he took a moment to reflect on the “courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history.” He added that the bus is also a monument to other people who didn’t necessarily “make the history books” but who never lost sight of the American Dream. He stressed that it takes “ordinary citizens to bring about change…and keep inching this country closer to our highest ideals.”