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CAIR, CAIR-Houston Mark Juneteenth with Online Educational Program

(WASHINGTON, DC, 6/15/2021) – Today, Tuesday, June 15, the National and Houston (CAIR-Houston) offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will host the first of two programs in honor of Juneteenth. CAIR on Air’s “What is Juneteenth” program will offer a historical review of what is known as Freedom Day and the events that led up to it – marking the day the news of the end of slavery reached Texas in 1865.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, 3-4 p.m. ET  

WHERE: Facebook Live, https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational 

CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Director of Operations Ambreen Hernandez, ahernandez@cair.com 713-838-2247, CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors John Floyd, Attorney, jfloyd@cair.com, (713) 224-0101    

[NOTE: “Juneteenth,” or “Freedom Day,” commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas; the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. That announcement came two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863, which ended slavery in the United States. The 1863 proclamation was ignored by Confederate states, and it was not until the end of the war in 1865 that the order was enforced in the South.]

CAIR will go live on Facebook and YouTube at 3 p.m. ET with special guest, Civil Rights Activist, and Former CAIR-Houston Executive Director, Mustafa Carroll.

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.    

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.    

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