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Coincidence? Date And Location Of Trump’s Return Rally Echo Racist History

Democrats are criticizing Donald Trump's decision to hold his first campaign rally since coronavirus lockdowns began on a holiday commemorating the effective end of slavery in the United States, in a city with a violent and racist past.

The Trump campaign announced on Wednesday that it would hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19 — a holiday known as Juneteenth or Black Independence Day. The date marks the anniversary of Union Gen. Gordon Granger's announcement to enslaved black people in Texas, the last state to emancipate, that they had been officially freed.

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