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Dallas Wings Honor Activist Opal Lee

The Grandmother of Juneteenth, Ms. Opal Lee of Fort Worth, was honored at Sunday’s WNBA Dallas Wings game at College Park Center in Arlington.

Photos: Dorothy J. Gentry

Dallas Wings and Opal Lee
Dallas Wings and Opal Lee

The Grandmother of Juneteenth, Ms. Opal Lee of Fort Worth, was honored at Sunday’s WNBA Dallas Wings game at College Park Center in Arlington.

Dallas Wings GM Greg Bibb and Opal Lee
Dallas Wings GM Greg Bibb and Opal Lee

The 95-year-old Lee, known for her walks across the country in an effort to get Juneteenth designated as a national holiday, sat courtside right next to the Wings bench. She was honored before the game against the Seattle Storm with a customized “Juneteenth” jersey emblazed with the No. 19 on the back. She also took photos with both the Wings and Storm players.  Lee visited the Wings practice earlier in the week as well.

-Dorothy J. Gentry

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