The United States marks the end of slavery by celebrating Juneteenth on Friday, with the annual unofficial holiday taking on renewed significance as millions of Americans confront the nation’s living legacy of racial injustice.
Trump scheduled a re-election campaign rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his first since the pandemic began.
But he was forced to change it to Saturday amid an outcry over his provocative choice of date and location — Tulsa suffered one of the country’s worst racist massacres, in 1921, when as many as 300 black Americans were killed.
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