Updated: November 5th, 2020

Dear MUIH Community,

Juneteenth is recognized as the day formerly enslaved African-Americans in Texas were emancipated. On June 19, 1865, troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. In December of 1865, slavery in America was formally abolished with the adoption of the 13th Amendment.

This year, MUIH held a discussion with students, faculty, and staff on Juneteenth to discuss the history of Juneteenth and share experiences and insights.

The University understands the importance of acknowledging and celebrating our diversity and in this spirit, we have designated that Juneteenth will be an annual MUIH holiday for students, faculty, and staff effective June 19, 2021. All MUIH facilities will be closed, the Natural Care Center will not be open, and all classes will be canceled for the day.

University calendars will be updated to correspond with this change.

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