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Celebrating Juneteenth with the 95-year-old woman who helped make it a national holiday

Opal Lee attends Forbes x Know Your Value 50 Over 50 on Dec. 15, 2021 in New York City. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Opal Lee attends Forbes x Know Your Value 50 Over 50 on Dec. 15, 2021 in New York City. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Opal Lee is walking this weekend to mark the effective end of slavery. The 95-year-old walked in places all around the country for years to help establish this national holiday on June 19 to commemorate history and celebrate freedom.

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