Opal Lee

  90-year-old Opal Lee is walking to D.C to urge the US Congress to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance, before President Obama leaves office. “I started my walk September 1st. I started out thinking I need to see President Obama and ask him why. In all of the eight years he’s been in office he […]

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.