Opal Lee

Community activist, Ms. Opal Lee is on a mission to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Two years after the emancipation proclamation on June 19, 1865, Texas slaves found out they were free. Today, over 280,000 signatures have been gathered for the petition to make it a nationally recognized holiday, but Ms. Opal’s goal is to […]

Opal Lee is so serious about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday that she is traveling to the White House on foot to deliver a petition to President Obama.