Juneteenth "Grandmother" Opal Lee talks with colleague Tanya Hall on her famous walk, plus CEF's Andrew York. (S6E094)

Afternoons With Mike

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 54 minutes

Now recognized as a federal holiday, "Juneteenth" is celebrated across the nation. In this episode, you will learn the history behind this holiday, plus hear from the woman who is credited for its being declared a federal holiday. News Director Tanya Hall is from Marc Radio's Dallas station KGGR, and interviews Opal Lee, the 97 year young force of nature that worked tirelessly for this federal recognition. Also in this episode, Andrew York from Child Evangelism Fellowship, and from the archives, former diplomat Lloyd Richardson.

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