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Opal's Walk for Freedom

  • Presented By: Unity Unlimited
  • Dates: June 19, 2023
  • Location: 1050 Evans Avenue
  • Address: Fort Worth, TX 76104
  • Time: 9:30 AM

At 90 years old, Ms. Opal began her walking campaign to bring attention to the need for Juneteenth to be a National Day of Observance. With 47 states that officially recognized it as a holiday, she believed now it was time for national legislation.

Starting here in Fort Worth, she walked mile for mile through Arlington, Grand Prairie and Dallas until a change was made to go where she was invited to walk her prescribed 2.5 miles representing the years it took for enforcement of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to reach Texas and free the slaves there. Register to walk with her in Fort Worth.