This afternoon Barack and Michelle Obama will walk through the front door of the White House as the President-Elect and incoming First Lady for a meeting with President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.
Under normal presidential transitions, this is a big deal. But today's meeting is extraordinary. The White House, of course, was built by slaves. And much of the staff is African-American. Just 216 years after construction started (too many in my opinion), an African-American man will walk through the front door as the next leader of our country.
What would the ghosts of the slaves who built the White House say today if they could speak?
To be a fly on the wall for that moment of history.