The Grandmother of Juneteenth on What the Holiday Means to Her

Activist Ms. Opal Lee talks to Colorlines about why she won’t stop advocating to make Juneteenth a national holiday.

Want more articles like this?

Donate to Colorlines. Every contribution—your contribution—supports independent advocacy journalism.

Contributors

Toccara Castleman in a black and blue, sleeved dress with head resting in one hand against a red background. Toccara Castleman
Deputy Editorial Director
Tracey Onyenacho Tracey Onyenacho
Editorial Assistant
Priscilla Sam Priscilla Sam
Audience Engagement Manager
Joshua Addams in shirt and green tie smiling. Joshua Adams
Staff Writer