Arkansas Senate OKs Daisy Bates and Johnny Cash Statues

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — Johnny Cash is one step closer to appearing in Washington DC. By a vote of 71 to 12, the Arkansas House approved a measure that would replace its two statutes at the U.S. Capitol with ones depicting Cash, and civil rights leader Daisy Bates. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Asa Hutchinson, who is expected to sign the measure into law. The new statues would replace the state’s current ones depicting Uriah Rose and James P. Clarke. Rose was a 19th-century attorney and Clarke was a governor and U.S. senator in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

 


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