Opal Lee- Grandmother of Juneteenth

by Leyla Abdallah, contributor Often referred to as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” Opal Lee played a crucial role in advocating for Juneteenth to become a federal holiday. Her activism journey was influenced by her personal experiences and historical awareness, which were shaped by her surroundings and the cultural context in which she grew up. Opal …

The Hard Work That Paid Off-Juneteenth Summary

by Laniqua Brow, contributing writer   (STX, June 20, 2024). To start with significant historical and cultural consequences, the bill designating Juneteenth as a federal holiday in the United States was passed in 2021, marking a landmark legislative milestone. Examining how prevailing cognitive frameworks, cultural attitudes, and historical narratives impacted legislators, the public, and the …