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Meet Opal Lee, the 93-year-old Texan who has spent her life trying to make Juneteenth a holiday

[CBS] For a fiesty 93-year-old Texan named Opal Lee, the coronavirus pandemic is just another obstacle on the long road to equality. She’s been traveling that road for more than nine decades, and those following in her footsteps will have her to thank if or when Juneteenth becomes a national holiday. During the pandemic, Lee has been delivering food from […]

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Trump administration says no plans to expedite Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

[CNN] This was supposed to be the year when Harriet Tubman would finally grace the $20 bill. But the Trump administration has other plans. Despite nationwide protests and a push for racial equality, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters on Thursday that the design featuring Tubman — a former slave known for her work helping […]

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