President Trump initially planned his first campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic started spreading widely for Tulsa on Friday, June 19, 2020. Then he moved it to Saturday to avoid holding the event on Juneteenth.
Over the last three decades, the date has gained prominence as an African American celebration of freedom and heritage. However, outrage over the killing of George Floyd has led activists to herald the holiday — and corporations to embrace it as evidence of solidarity.
But the attention for Juneteenth has also revived some misconceptions about its origins and practices.