Opal Lee given honorary doctorate by UNT
DENTON, Texas - Opal Lee, known as the Grandmother of Juneteenth, added another title to her already impressive resume.
The trailblazer from Fort Worth received an honorary doctorate degree from her alma mater: The University of North Texas.
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(Courtesy: University of North Texas)
Lee was among the 6,700 graduates who walked the stage over the weekend.
The 96-year-old civil rights activist earned her Masters of Education from UNT back in 1963.
Lee fought to make Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the day slaves in Texas learned they'd been freed.