“We have simply got to make people aware that none of us are free until we’re all free.”
Activist and Educator
Ms. Opal Lee, 95, has gained international attention for her efforts to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Her efforts were rewarded this past June 17 when President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. Watch a video about her Juneteenth victory here. And read more about the extraordinary work of Ms. Opal here.