Torri Tippett: Long Day's Journey Into Might

[Enroute from Birmingham, Alabama; January 19. Image via Getty]

IN TRANSIT, UNITED STATES - JANUARY 19: Torri Tippett (L), Tammarra Tippett (2nd R) and others ride on a bus from Birmingham, Alabama to Washington, DC to attend the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama January 19, 2009 In Transit to Washington, DC. Birmingham, along with Selma and Montgomery, were touchstones in the civil rights movement where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led massive protests which eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ending voter disfranchisement against African-Americans. Obama will become America's first black president 45 years after Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' civil rights speech in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)