A North Texas trailblazer, Opal Lee, 94, is being recognized for her decades of work to have Juneteenth recognized as a national holiday.
Lee has been named the national co-lead of the Juneteenth Legacy Project.
In June 2021, a 5,000 square foot art installation and storytelling space will be dedicated in Galveston, where Juneteenth originated.
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As a part of our Community Conversations series, Lee talks to NBC 5’s Larry Collins about the project.