Trump Holding Rally On Juneteenth In City Linked To Infamous Anti-Black Massacre

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Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.

Despite an ongoing pandemic and continued social unrest over police brutality, President Donald Trump has decided to relaunch his campaign rallies, announcing on Wednesday that the first event will be held on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

That happens to be Juneteenth, which as Forbes noted is “a day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.”

June 19 is also little more than "two weeks removed from the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, when a white mob destroyed the prospering ‘Black Wall Street’ neighborhood of Greenwood and killed as many as 300 black people.”

The move was met with immediate criticism.

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