Johnny Cash Statue To Replace That Of Confederate Leader

The Hill
Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

Statues of music legend Johnny Cash and civil rights icon Daisy Lee Gatson Bates will replace two Confederate figures on Capitol Hill.


Sponsor

7 Drink Recipes That KILL Inflammation

Try these amazingly simple recipes that help fight inflammation in your body...

>> GET RECIPE BOOK FREE <<


Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) this month signed a law calling for the statues of Arkansas attorney Uriah Milton Rose and former Arkansas Gov. James Paul Clarke to be replaced in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol.

Hutchinson said in a weekly address that the change was being made “to update the statues with representatives of our more recent history.”

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which first reported the swap last week, noted that Rose and Clarke are controversial figures.

Clarke, a former United States senator and governor of the state, reportedly held segregationist views. Rose was an attorney who sided with the Confederacy. Arkansas lawmakers have been pushing for years to replace the statues, according to the Democrat-Gazette.

read more at thehill.com

What Are Your Thoughts?

comments

Chuck comes from a lineage of journalism. He has written for some of the webs most popular news sites. He enjoys spending time outdoors, bull riding, and collecting old vinyl records. Roll Tide!