The country, according to the 'Grandmother of Juneteenth,' still has work to do.

Opal Lee, Juneteenth's Grandmother, Discusses The Importance Of Activating Change With Your Voice

Biden referred to Opal Lee, 94, as the "grandmother of the movement" to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

As US President Joe Biden carries the signed Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

Juneteenth's grandmother, Opal Lee, began a walking campaign to promote awareness and persuade Congress to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Opal Lee, a social activist, speaks at the 2022 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment. She discussed the imminent launch of her clothing business.

Lee began her teaching career as a third-grade teacher for $2,000 per year. She also worked a second job at Lockheed Martin in the evenings to help support her four children.