Texas Senate Honors Opal Lee For Helping Make Juneteenth National HolidayLt. Gov. Dan Patrick also announced he will recommend the Senate have a portrait of Opal Lee made and added to the chamber.
Opal Lee's Annual Walk Was Extra Special Saturday After Juneteenth Becomes Federal Holiday"Please continue the kinds of things that you know we need to become one people, you hear? It's not a White thing. It's not a Black thing. It's an American thing," Opal Lee said to a crowd in Fort Worth on Saturday.
North Texas Marks Juneteenth With Celebrations Throughout SaturdayFrom a walk with activist Opal Lee to live music and food, numerous events throughout North Texas on Saturday marked Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday this week.
Much Happening In DFW For Juneteenth Including Walk With Opal LeeOpal Lee’s Walk for Juneteenth happens in Fort Worth at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.
Juneteenth Being Celebrated At Various Events Throughout North Texas SaturdayThe federal holiday, Juneteenth, will be recognized and city leaders across North Texas are preparing for the monumental day.
Joined By Fort Worth's Opal Lee, Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth A Federal HolidayPresident Joe Biden is set to sign legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. Fort Worth's Opal Lee will be in attendance.
Lifelong Efforts Of Fort Worth's Opal Lee Has Juneteenth On Way To Becoming Federal HolidayThe U.S. House joined the Senate on Wednesday, June 16 overwhelmingly voting to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. The bill is now headed to President Biden‘s desk.
Senate Passes Juneteenth National Holiday Bill By Texas Sen. Cornyn, Rep. Jackson LeeThe bill was brought together by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas-18) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts).
Support Grows For Making Juneteenth A National HolidayMore Americans support making Juneteenth — the annual commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. — a national holiday than oppose the idea.
Tarrant County Leaders Approve Flying Of Juneteenth Flag For First Time EverCounty commissioners agreed unanimously to a request to raise a Juneteenth flag Saturday, following the conclusion of an annual holiday walk through the city.
Dallas' MLK Center Hosts Juneteenth Drive Thru: 'We Celebrate In Honor Of Freedom'Volunteers also distributed non-perishables, toys, hygiene and cleaning products.
As Texans Celebrate Juneteenth Push Strengthens To Make The Emancipation Day A National HolidayTexans have celebrated Juneteenth for 155 years, but this year -- as the world joins America protesting and speaking out about racial injustice -- the observance has grown larger and has an added importance.
93-Year-Old Opal Lee Calls For Juneteenth As National Holiday With Walk In Fort WorthOpal Lee, 93, trekked 2.5 miles from downtown Fort Worth to Will Rogers Coliseum Friday to get Juneteenth recognized as a national holiday.
Opal Lee On Hand As Fort Worth Filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples Premiers 'Miss Juneteenth'Miss Juneteenth tells the story of a former beauty queen who is now a single mom, preparing her daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant and steering the teen towards roads not traveled.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn To File Bill To Make Juneteenth A Federal HolidayTexas Sen. John Cornyn announced Thursday that he will be introducing a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.