90-year-old woman passes through St. Louis on her way to D.. to lobby for Juneteenth national holiday

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - A 90-year-old woman passed through St. Louis Sunday on her way to the White House.  Opal Lee is hoping to meet with President Obama about the possibility of Juneteenth festivities being recognized as a national holiday.

She started her walk in Fort Worth, Texas stopping in St. Louis to meet with local Juneteenth parade and celebration organizers.

While here, Lee asked St. Louisans to join her for a couple miles.