Fort Worth grandmom who pushed to make Juneteenth a federal holiday talks to students
ByFunAsia 20 Jul 2021 08:46 AM 96

The North Texas lady known as the grandma of Juneteenth visited Fort Worth's Uplift Ascend for a schoolwide book reading Monday.

Opal Lee is a long-lasting instructor who is energetic about showing individuals youthful and old about the meaning of Juneteenth.

She read portions from her book "Juneteenth: A Children's Story" to understudies and staff.

"All slaves are free! The slaves were so cheerful they began celebrating, and we've been praising each other since," she said.

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Lee's endeavors throughout the long term helped transform Juneteenth into a government occasion, which Congress made authority only in front of the event last month.

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