DETROIT BHN) - Barack Obama displaced Rosa Parks as the symbol of the civil rights movement when he refused to be bullied into giving up his seat on the same bus.
President Obama commemorated the 57th anniversary of Parks' famous stand by visiting the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit to have his photo taken on the historic bus.
With photographers capturing his every move, Obama, dressed as Parks, climbed into the bus and took the same seat she had taken over a half century earlier. Suddenly, in a dramatic repeating of history, Obama's white half demanded his black half give up the seat and move to the back of the bus. With solemn determination, President Obama's black half sternly stood his ground and refused to give up the seat.
There was not a dry eye in the place as Barack Obama cemented his place in history as the new symbol for civil rights and equality in this country. Shortly afterward, the White House replaced the exhibit photos of Parks with those of Obama.