June 19, 2023
Fort Worth is the home of Opal Lee, affectionately known as the "Grandmother of Juneteenth". Each year, Opal has led 2.5-mile walks in major cities — the distance a reminder of the 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed the enslaved in the South. Opal's efforts were instrumental in the creation of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, which occurred in 2021. In 2022, plans for the National Juneteenth Museum in Fort Worth were announced.
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Miss Juneteenth - Filmed In Fort Worth:
Miss Juneteenth 2020 feature film by Fort Worth’s Channing Godfrey People.
Self-Guided Film Tour
Fort Worth Filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples’ feature film debut, Miss Juneteeth.