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Liberty through education

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Another Juneteenth event is promoting education.  The celebration is encouraging kids to value learning and promoting parental involvement in their kids' school.

Josephine Cash-Cobb, 90, spoke about her struggle for education during segregation.

The program stressed the importance of taking advantage of freedom.

"You aren't free if you aren't able to read.  You aren't free if you are illiterate.  You are not free to prosper as a citizen because you're held back but you're not held back today because of any laws.  You're held back today because you don't apply yourself," Cash-Cobb said.

Organizers say it's important to celebrate history in order to improve the future.

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