FORT WORTH, Texas (NEWSnet/AP) — Opal Lee, known for her push to make Juneteenth a national holiday, received the keys to her new home.

The house was built on the same lot in Fort Worth where her family was driven from by a racist mob when she was 12.

“I’m so happy I don’t know what to do,” said Lee, sitting on the porch of the home.

A ceremony was held June 14 to welcome Lee to the home.

On June 19, 1939, a group angered that a Black family had moved into the neighborhood began to gather outside the home, which her parents recently had purchased. As the crowd grew, her parents sent Opal and her siblings to a friend’s home several blocks away, then eventually left themselves.

Newspaper articles at the time said the mob grew to about 500, broke windows in the house and dragged furniture into the street and smashed it. The family didn’t return to the house and her parents never talked about what occurred. Instead, they went to work so they could buy another home.

In recent years, Lee began thinking of trying to get back the lot. After learning Trinity Habitat for Humanity had bought the land, Lee called its CEO and a longtime friend, Gage Yager. The lot was sold to her for $10.

HistoryMaker Homes built the house at no cost to Lee. Texas Capital, a financial services company, provided funding for the furnishings. JCPenney donated appliances, dinnerware and linens.

Lee said she plans to hold an open house so she can meet her new neighbors.

“Everybody will know that this is going to be a happy place,” she said.

In recent years, Lee has become known as “Grandmother of Juneteenth” after spending years rallying people to join what became a successful push to make it a national holiday.

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