Obama boards Rosa Parks bus at Michigan fundraiser

Obama aboard the Rosa Parks bus in Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum, April 18, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obama aboard the Rosa Parks bus in Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum, April 18, 2012.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

(CBS News) At a campaign fundraiser Wednesday at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, President Obama took a moment to sit aboard the historic bus where Rosa Parks once took a stand in the name of civil rights.

In remarks at a subsequent fundraiser in suburban Detroit, the president said he used the opportunity to reflect on the "courage and tenacity" that he sees as a part of America's "very recent history."

"I actually had the chance to sit in Rosa Parks' bus -- I just sat there for a moment and pondered the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history," he said.

The White House released the above photo on Thursday morning.

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