Lee, King fought opposite battles, lawmaker says

February 10, 2015

With the failure of a bill seeking separation of Robert E. Lee Day from Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Arkansas remains one of three states, along with Mississippi and Alabama, to honor the two men jointly.

House Bill 1113, sponsored by Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, was filed Jan. 21 and proposed to move the honoring of Lee to Nov. 30, which would designate the holiday as Patrick Cleburne-Robert E. Lee Southern Heritage Day in recognition of the two Confederate generals. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Robert E. Lee Day are observed the third Monday of January in the state.

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