Sat, Jun 19 | Evans Ave Plaza

Opal's Walk

At 90 years old, Ms. Opal began her walking campaign to bring attention to the need for Juneteenth to be a National Day of Observance. With 47 states that officially recognize it as a holiday, she believes now is the time for national legislation. Join the 2.5 mile walk to make history.
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Opal's Walk

Time & Location

Jun 19, 9:00 AM – Jun 20, 12:00 AM
Evans Ave Plaza, 1050 Evans Avenue · Fort Worth, TX 76104

About The Event

Starting here in Fort Worth, she walked mile for mile through Arlington, Grand Prairie and Dallas until a change was made to go where she was invited to walk her prescribed 2.5 miles representing the years it took for enforcement of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to reach Texas and free the slaves here.

In 2016, she walked in 14 states including Washington. DC. She relaunched

her campaign in 2019 and covered 7 states before COVID-19 stopped her.

This year she is asking the nation to walk with her as we live stream broadcast her efforts to reach the country with a message of Unity. She has garnered 1.5M signatures on her Change.org petition and has a goal of 3M in support of the national holiday.

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