LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- While the nation honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, three states celebrate another man as well. In Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi, the slain civil rights leader shares a state holiday with Robert E. Lee, commanding officer of the Confederate Army.
Here's Huckabee's position on the holiday:
In 1997, a spokesman for then-Gov. Mike Huckabee said that both men should be honored. Huckabee, currently running for thr Republican presidential nomination, in 1999 signed the bill that gave the Legislature a holiday on King Day