Stories of Juneteenth: A Conversation with Ms. Opal

Date: 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

Ms. Opal Lee, a grandmother in a purple silk headwrap and gold embroidered dress

Known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth”, Ms. Opal Lee tells stories of her life and her personal journey to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday. Ms. Opal will be joined by Harvard University professors Evelyn Hammonds and Annette Gordon-Reed, author of the new book On Juneteenth. Presented with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Research Science Association.

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