Opal Lee visited the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History last month to see a new display case created in her honor.
The "Grandmother of Juneteenth," Lee marched for years in Fort Worth and worked for decades on a movement to make Juneteenth a national holiday, before joining president Joe Biden as he signed a bill formally establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday last month.
The new display case is called "Opal Lee: Social Impact Leader" and showcases artifacts from Lee's walks raising awareness for Juneteenth, including shoes worn on her walk to Washington.
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"What an honor it was to have Fort Worth's very own Ms. Opal Lee - civil rights icon, activist, educator and community leader - to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History," Marianne Auld, the museum's board chair, said in a statement.