President Donald Trump has postponed the first campaign rally since the lockdown scheduled in Tulsa Oklahoma on June 19th. Apparently the rally was scheduled on the “Juneteenth Holiday” which this reporter had admittedly never heard of until an uproar on social media in the last few days.
The rally which has received more than 200,000 requests for tickets since being announced has been rescheduled for the next day, Saturday June 20th.
…of respect for this Holiday, and in observance of this important occasion and all that it represents. I have therefore decided to move our rally to Saturday, June 20th, in order to honor their requests…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2020
If you Google Juneteenth it is described as the “black fourth of July”.
“Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day , Jubilee Day, Cel-Liberation Day or the Black Fourth of July, is an American holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865. … Texas was the most remote of the slave states, and the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, was not enforced there until after the Civil War had ended.”