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‘Grandmother of Juneteenth' Opal Lee on the Journey to Get the Holiday Nationally Recognized

Opal Lee is known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth.” But how did she get there? It started with a walk from Forth Worth to Washington DC and ended with President Joe Biden signing a bill officially recognizing the day as a national holiday. Lee chatted with LX News storyteller Beth Peak about her journey to that point.