Bud Kennedy

October 17, 2015 4:21 PM

For Opal Lee, 89, Juneteenth is more than a license plate

On Juneteenth 1939, her family was driven from home by a white mob

Police stood by “helpless,” were “not mobilized,” newspapers reported

Today, she promotes Juneteenth, freedom and a new car license plate

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About Bud Kennedy

Bud Kennedy


Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981.

Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

Email Bud at bud@star-telegram.com

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