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Daisy Bates Day

Tomorrow is an Arkansas State holiday to remember Civil Rights leader Daisy Bates and a federal holiday to celebrate the birthday of first President George Washington.

Governor Mike Huckabee signed legislation during ``Black History Month'' four years ago, making the third Monday in February a holiday to honor Bates, who advised the nine black students now known as the Little Rock Nine, who integrated Central High amid white mobs and government opposition.

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