“To choose the date, to come to Tulsa, is totally disrespectful and a slap in the face to even happen,” said Sherry Gamble Smith, president of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, an organization named after the prosperous black community that white Oklahomans burned down in a 1921 attack.
June 13, 2020
This Juneteenth, we encourage Oklahomans to commemorate the legacy of Black Wall Street by attending “I too, am America Juneteenth Rally for Justice ” hosted by the Greenwood community. A community still fighting for restitution, equality, and just treatment under the laws of the local, state, and federal government.
President Donald Trump said Friday in a series of tweets that he is rescheduling his first campaign rally in months to a day later so it won’t conflict with the Juneteenth observance of the end of slavery in the United States.