Juneteenth

Jamie Glisson

While supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to hear him speak at the BOK Center on Saturday, thousands attended the Juneteenth celebration that took place just a few blocks away the day before.

Jamie Glisson

The Oklahoma Public Media Exchange as part of Oklahoma Engaged is continuing to cover the developing story around Juneteenth celebrations, Donald Trump's rally and protests in Tulsa from June 19-21, 2020. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

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With anxieties over the coronavirus and tensions over race looming large, President Trump remains on track to hit the campaign trail Saturday in Tulsa, Okla., as he prepares to rally supporters for the first time since the pandemic took root widely across the country three months ago.

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Four Oklahomans Share Thoughts About Tulsa Events This Weekend

Jun 19, 2020
Jessica Dickerson

A mixture of emotion ranging from delight and celebration to fear and anger are converging in downtown Tulsa this weekend. Here are just a few of the people who plan to attend or support the first campaign rally for President Donald Trump in four months, celebrations for Juneteenth and protests.  

Shane Brown

As a weekend of Juneteenth celebrations and demonstrations approaches in Tulsa, African Americans and Indigenous People are coming together in Oklahoma to show solidarity against racism and police brutality.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the rally for President Trump coming up on Saturday at the BOK Center in Tulsa and the Norman City Council votes to redistribute $865,000 from the police department to other services.

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Plans for a large rally for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Saturday are causing backlash from some area leaders, including District 2 Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith, who says the ongoing pandemic isn’t her only concern.

President Trump has announced that he is moving the date of his June 19 campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., by one day "out of respect" for Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the effective end of slavery.