I cannot share this photo enough. The photobomb is amazing. Thank you, dog day care, for this gem. pic.twitter.com/ZoNVwX40l0
— Ashleigh Graf (@ashgraf) April 17, 2019
Sec. @HillaryClinton was often the only woman in the room — now she’s thrilled to see a larger, diverse group of women taking positions of power #WITW (via @WomenintheWorld) pic.twitter.com/oo3EG9maEO
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 16, 2019
The man in black is getting a statue in US Capitol!!!!
Johnny Cash replacing Confederate-era Arkansan, along with civil rights icon Daisy Gatson Bates replacing another Confederate Arkansan.
Very sensible moves. I'll walk that line. https://t.co/NC0PgOh2J5
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) April 17, 2019
Per the Washington Post:
The likenesses of music legend Johnny Cash and civil rights icon Daisy Lee Gatson Bates will appear in the hallways of the U.S. Capitol in marble form, replacing two figures from the Civil War.
Last week, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signed a measure to swap out the statues of individuals from the 19th century for more modern representations of the state.
The current statues of Uriah Milton Rose, an attorney who sided with the Confederacy, and James P. Clarke, a governor of the state who held racist beliefs, are not being removed because of their controversial past, but rather because of a decision by the state “to update the statues with representatives of our more recent history,” Hutchinson said in a weekly address. The statues of Rose and Clarke have been in the Capitol for nearly 100 years, he said…
Cash, the esteemed country music artist with crossover appeal, hailed from Arkansas. Some state lawmakers were opposed to using Cash to represent the state in Washington because of his troubled past, according to the Arkansas Times.
“Mr. Cash is a great musician . . . but the drugs, the alcohol, the women, that kind of thing . . . no, I can’t hold him up to my children as a model,” state Rep. Doug House (R) said.
But eventually the measure passed.
Bates played an integral role in the desegregation of schools in Arkansas, including guiding the African American children known as the Little Rock Nine as they attempted to enroll in an all-white school.
“The history of the civil rights struggle in Arkansas is an essential part of our story that says much about courage and who we are as a state. Daisy Bates was a key person in that story. She continues to inspire us,” Hutchinson said…