(YorkPedia Editorial):- Fort Worth, May 18, 2020 (Issuewire.com) – The Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Fort Worth will be commemorated by Ms. Opal Lee conducting her Opal’s Walks 2 DC walk, in which she walks 2.5 miles to symbolize the 2.5 years that it took for slaves in Texas to know that they were freed, LIVE. The event will be broadcast via television and virtual streaming sites.
By streaming Opal’s Walk Live, Juneteenth Fort Worth plans to attract millions of online viewers worldwide thus increasing tourism for the region and boost the economy by hundreds of thousands of dollars. The 2020 event has been revised dramatically to fit the confines and social distancing safety standards for COVID-19 yet it is set to be even bigger than it has been in recent years. Viewers will witness the combined efforts of 15 other cities that celebrate Juneteenth and have officially committed to conducting a caravan where they are.
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“What Ms. Lee has been doing for much of her life is trying to get the federal government to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday, and I think she’s right.”
– Bernie Sanders
Ms. Opal will be leading the walk and she is asking supporters to follow behind her in a caravan of cars. She hopes to obtain national media support and is in need of partners at the local and national levels. You can learn more about the event at www.juneteenthftw.com where registration ($25 per car) is already open. The walk will start staging at 9 AM at Fort Worth Convention Center and will conclude at Will Rodgers Coliseum
The event’s purpose is to garner the support of over 100,000 signatures in support of making Juneteenth a National Day of Observance, essentially establishing formal acceptance of June 19th as a national holiday. Sign the petition at www.juneteenth.us TODAY!
The full line up for the 2020 JUNETEENTHFTW events is available on the website and will be announced at a special press conference.
More than anything, Ms. Opal hopes that this event can unite our city for a national spotlight in support of Juneteenth’s important national history. Follow her journey on Facebook @opalswalk2dc, Twitter & Instagram @opalsw2dc #opalswalk2dc
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This Press Release was originally published by IssueWire. Read the original article here.