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Women’s History Month Salute Opal Lee Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize


Opal Lee answers a question during an interview at her home Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. Opal Lee’s dream of seeing Juneteenth become a federal holiday was finally realized over the summer, but the energetic woman who spent years rallying people to join her push for the day commemorating the end of slavery is hardly letting up on a lifetime of work teaching and helping others.(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Help us kick off Women’s History Month and celebrate Opal Lee, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth’, she has been nominated for a 2022 Noble Peace Prize. Through her 40 plus years of activism she worked tirelessly to get Juneteenth established as a national holiday.  The 91-year-old finally had her dream become a reality when Juneteenth became a national holiday in 2021. Read more here from Star-Telegram. 


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