Juneteenth festival being held at Tempe History Museum

A day after President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a new federal holiday, the city of Tempe is holding a festival at the Tempe History Museum. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered.

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