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How to watch the Juneteenth block party from Tulsa on Saturday – CNET


Join the livestream of the Tulsa block party on Saturday.

On Saturday, you can tune in to the livestream of the Tulsa Juneteenth block party. The celebration, starting at 4 p.m. PT, comes a day after the June 19 date when Juneteenth is officially observed and will feature NBA star Russell Westbrook, Sen. Kamala Harris, actress Alfre Woodard and several dozen other entertainers, artists, activists and politicians.

The annual celebration this year marks the 155th anniversary of the freeing of enslaved Black people in the US. The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, normally holds a Juneteenth celebration but postponed its in-person event over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

This year’s streaming event isn’t affiliated with the official Tulsa observance, which also marks the Tulsa race massacre that took place in 1921.

President Donald Trump intends to hold a campaign rally on Saturday in Tulsa, despite concerns it could lead to a coronavirus outbreak given its indoor arena location. The rally was originally scheduled for Friday, but Trump’s campaign delayed it a day in response to criticism about the appropriateness of holding it on Juneteenth

You can watch the Juneteenth event live on the Tulsa block party website and Instagram page.

For more, here’s what Juneteenth means, how some tech companies are honoring the day, how to support the Black Lives Matter movement after the protests end and how to find and support Black-owned restaurants near you.

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