Opal Lee — the grandmother of Juneteenth — is 96 and still walking for equality
For the full conversation, click here.
96-year-old Opal Lee has spent decades walking and advocating for the date marking actual emancipation to be recognized as a national holiday. And this is the third year June 19 is a federal holiday. Lee was part of the celebration at the White House last week marking the holiday.
Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talked with Opal Lee last year.
This article was originally published on WBUR.org.
Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.