The song go’s “It’s been a long time coming but I know a change going to come”. Well on this past Sunday December first, the city of Montgomery Alabama unvield a life size statue of Rosa Parks a few feet from where she stood on December 1st 1955 as she perpared to board a city bus. She boarded that bus and sparked a revolution that reverberated across the nation, as the subsequent boycott organized by Dr. Martin Luther King led to the desegregation of public trans portation in Montgomery and it was pivotal in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Which intergarted public places all across the country. The statue has indeed been a long time coming, being unveiled 64 years after the civil rights figure took her stand by refusing to surrender her seat to a white man. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said “To stand here today as Montgomery’s mayor where Mrs Rosa Parks stood defiant against systemic injustice infecting our community and our country speaks to the magnitude of this moment and the progress achieved in our city. The city of Montgomery , Montgomery county, the Alabama Department of Tourism and the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts joined forces to erect the statue. Montgomery is reconized as the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement.