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rly 4,000 people attended Winston-Salem’s Juneteenth Festival Saturday in Bailey Park and the Biotech Place in the city’s Innovation Quarter.

Organizers staged an in-person event, and the festival was livestreamed virtually on the Triad Cultural Arts Facebook page and YouTube channel. Triad Cultural Arts held the event.

The festival featured African American cultural traditions such as music, dancing, food and arts and crafts to celebrate June 19, 1865, the date that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned that they had been freed three months after the Civil War ended.

Patricia Oliver, a festival volunteer, told the crowd in Bailey Park that organizers held the festival remotely in 2020 on Facebook and YouTube because of the COVID-19 pandemic…Read more.