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Fort Worth's Opal Lee said on the Texas Senate floor Thursday that getting Juneteenth designated a national holiday wasn't "a me thing, but a we thing." She added, "There is so much more to do."
Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday, take a minute to learn about Opal Lee—the woman who did more than anyone to make it happen. Let’s follow her lead and try to leave our grandkids a better world than the one we came up in.
Happy Juneteenth! The first U.S. holiday that's illegal to teach about in 15 states.
Civil rights icon Angela Davis pumps her fist during a Juneteenth protest against police brutality as longshoremen shut down the Port of Oakland and 28 other ports along the west coast on Friday. Story: