“Let us seize every opportunity to learn, to grow, and to act toward fighting ra…

“Let us seize every opportunity to learn, to grow, and to act toward fighting racism and creating a smarter, healthier, more equitable, and more just world.” In a community message, President Thomas Bailey, Provost Stephanie Rowley, and Janice S. Robinson, Vice President for Diversity & Community Affairs, reflect on the importance of making #Juneteenth – the commemoration of the belated liberation of enslaved people of Texas on June 19, 1865 – an official, paid College holiday, and the continued struggle for racial justice. 👉 Please visit our link-in-bio for their full message, and please join us for TC’s Juneteenth celebration this afternoon.
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📸 Pictured: A statue of the late Albert Edwards, who as a member of the Texas State Legislature in 1979, successfully advocated for Juneteenth to be recognized as a paid state holiday. Texas was the first state to formally recognize the holiday despite celebrations of Juneteenth throughout American Black communities since the 19th century, and today, only four states recognize Juneteenth as an official paid holiday. Photo by Nick Saum.
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