Activist Opal Lee’s Quest To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

93-year-old activist brings petitions to Capitol Hill, urging Juneteenth National Holiday

We know the story… it took two and a half years after The Emancipation Proclamation for black slaves in Galveston, Texas to get word that slavery was over. We’re talking to social activist Opal Lee. She is 93 years old and shows no signs of slowing down in her quest to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.