Organizers of the Chicago Peace March lead a march in Chicago to celebrate Juneteenth. Photo: Natasha Moustache/Getty Images
People across the U.S. participated in Juneteenth celebrations on Friday, the date that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.
Why it matters: The celebrations come as the Black Lives Matter movement experiences a revitalization in the wake of George Floyd's death. Protests have consumed the country over excessive use of force by police — bringing racial inequality back into the forefront of America's consciousness.
President Trump addressed thousands who gathered for his smaller-than-expected rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, calling the crowd "warriors."
Driving the news: The event was originally billed as a massive gathering that could attract tens of thousands outside as well as inside the 19,000-capacity arena. But the larger crowds didn't materialize and Trump and Vice President Mike Pence canceled plans for outdoor speeches.