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After being delayed for over three months due to Covid-19, President Donald Trump's quest for reelection will resume. The campaign announced that The President will hold a rally June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a move saturated with racial symbolism that has already drawn criticism from some African American leaders..
The date and location both suggest that Trump's rumored race speech -- in the wake of ongoing protests and unrest following the death of George Floyd -- will happen next Friday, and at a campaign rally..
June 19, which has become commonly known and celebrated as Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, commemorates the anniversary of the reading of the General Orders, No. 3, which officially informed slaves that they were free. Tulsa was the site of one of the most vicious acts of racial violence in American history when, in 1921, a mob of white people attacked a section of the city known as Greenwood or "Black Wall Street" and murdered hundreds of African Americans.
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