93-year-old Opal Lee marched two and a half miles, followed by a caravan of vehicles supporting her call to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Lee walked from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the Will Rogers Memorial Center, where she thanked supporters. Lee completed her walk in about one hour and 20 minutes.
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The 93-year-old led around 400 cars in a 2 1/2-mile march to commemorate the day when the last slaves were informed of their freedom on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas.