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The “Grandmother of Juneteenth” and the Dallas Ft. Worth community walked 2.5 miles Saturday morning in celebration of the monumental accomplishment.

Her annual walk was representation of how long it took for Texas slaves to be notified they were free two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1865.

Check out Ms. Opal Lee’s Juneteenth Celebration in Ft. Worth, Texas below.

 

Let Freedom Ring:Opal Lee’s Juneteenth Celebration Making Juneteenth A National Holiday  was originally published on thebeatdfw.com

1. Opal Lee’s Juneteenth Parade Celebration

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