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.

Tulsa City Council member Vanessa Hall-Harper poses in front of a monument to the 1921 Black Wall Street massacre. Photo: Photo: Lawrence Bryant/Reuters
New murals line Atlanta streets after the police killing of Rayshard Brooks, sparking a fresh round of protests. Photo: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
Organizers of the Juneteenth Candlelight Vigil for the victims of police violence addresses the crowd at the General Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Va. Photo: Eze Amos/Getty Images
Community members gathered at the Say Their Names Cemetery for a candlelight vigil honoring men and women who died at the hands of police brutality in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images
A speaker talks to thousands of protesters in Brooklyn, N.Y. as they peacefully marched across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the Unite NY 2020. Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images
A family poses during Rebuild Black Wall Street in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Natasha Moustache/Getty Images

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Updated Jun 21, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Trump holds first campaign rally since start of coronavirus pandemic

President Trump arrives at a campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 p.m. ET: 10,763,604 — Total deaths: 517,667 — Total recoveries — 5,522,094Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 p.m. ET: 2,715,124 — Total deaths: 128,439 — Total recoveries: 729,994 — Total tested: 32,827,359Map.
  3. Public health: What we know about the immune response to coronavirus and what it means for a vaccine.
  4. Politics: Herman Cain hospitalized for COVID-19 after attending Trump Tulsa rally — Biden downplays jobs number, rebukes Trump for ignoring health crisis.
  5. States: Florida reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases — 5 states saw 27% spike in heart-related deaths in first 3 months of coronavirus pandemic.

The other immune responders to COVID-19

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Scientists are inching closer to understanding how antibodies and immune cells are unleashed by the body in response to the novel coronavirus.

Why it matters: Natural immunity differs from that afforded by vaccination but it offers clues for the design of effective vaccines and therapies.