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Johnny Cash and Daisy Bates are both getting their due from their home state


Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. The Man In Black and a civil rights icon are both getting their due from their home state. Johnny Cash and Daisy Bates will be honored with statues representing Arkansas at the U.S. Capitol later this year. Bates was a prominent civic leader and organizer who mentored the Little Rock Nine, the Black students who integrated Central High School in 1957.


JOHNNY CASH: (Singing) When you get the blues, come on, get rhythm. When you get the blues, get a rock 'n' roll feeling.

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