Arkansas Sending Johnny Cash to Washington

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — Arkansas State Senators have passed a plan to replace the two U.S. Capitol statues representing the state in Washington D.C. with the likenesses of civil rights leader Daisy Bates, and singer Johnny Cash. Bates was an activist and writer who mentored the nine black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas. The 33 to 0 vote would bring back home statues depicting 19th-century attorney Uriah Rose and early Governor, James P. Clarke, who supporters of the measure say few people today recognize.

 


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