In an announcement this week, President Donald Trump said he would be holding his first rally in months on Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma, The New York Times reported.  

Tulsa was the home to "Black Wall Street," an affluent Black neighborhood that was burned to the ground by police, soldiers and white supremacists in 1921. Hundreds of Black people were killed during the violent event, known as the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacres, and the actions of government officials that day permanently scarred Black communities across the country.

Trump faced criticism for deciding to hold his upcoming "Make America Great Again" rally, which in the past have brought out white supremacist groups, on the day traditionally celebrated as the end of slavery.  

Thousands of people online noted that it was certainly not a coincidence that the president, who has often reveled in stoking racial dissension through his three years in office, was holding the rally in Tulsa.