Updated June 17, 2021 at 4:23 PM ET
Opal Lee is 94, and she's doing a holy dance.
It's a dance she said she and her ancestors have been waiting 155 years, 11 months and 28 days to do.
Ever since Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to spread the news of the Emancipation Proclamation outlawing slavery in Confederate states. President Abraham Lincoln had signed it more than two years earlier.