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Capitol Civil War Statue Replaced With Johnny Cash

Capitol Civil War Statue Replaced With Johnny Cash

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs a bill into law that replaces two statues in a U.S. Capitol display with statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country musician Johnny Cash in Little Rock, Ark. (Hannah Grabenstein/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 18 April 2019 02:53 PM

A statue of the late singer Johnny Cash and one of civil rights icon Daisy Gatson Bates will replace statues of Civil War political figures Uriah Milton Rose and James Paul Clarke in the U.S. Capitol, Roll Call is reporting.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill last week making the statue replacements official.

Rose opposed secession but was loyal to Arkansas, a Confederate state during the war. Clark, a former senator and Arkansas governor, held racist views, according to Roll Call.

High-profile members of Congress have pushed to get rid of Confederate artwork from the Capitol, But it is up to each state to gift two statues to the Capitol collection.

“Arkansas icons Daisy Bates and Johnny Cash are worthy additions to the U.S. Capitol statue collection, Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., said. “I applaud the decision by Gov. Hutchinson and the General Assembly to recognize their historic contributions and preserve their inspiring legacies for future generations."

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A statue of the late singer Johnny Cash and one of civil rights icon Daisy Gatson Bates will replace statues of Civil War political figures Uriah Milton Rose and James Paul Clarke in the U.S. Capitol, Roll Call is reporting.
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