FORT WORTH, Texas - A 95-year-old Fort Worth civil rights activist is being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Opal Lee worked for decades to have June 19 or Juneteenth recognized as a national holiday.
It was the day that slaves in Texas finally learned that they had been set free by President Abraham Lincoln.
It became a federal holiday in 2021.
The Nobel nomination is in the works by 12 members of Congress Texas.