Museum of America in the Pandemic Year, 2020

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Jun 2: Protests continue. Trump announces that the Republican National Convention will move out of North Carolina, after the governor refuses to guarantee that the Charlotte arena would be allowed to fill to capacity during the pandemic. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) said Tuesday that his state had filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department. Twitter shuts down a fake Antifa account traced to white supremacists. Global protests intensify over police violence towards minorities.

Albert, Victoria. “Mother of George Floyd’s 6-Year-Old Daughter Speaks out: ‘This Is What Those Officers Took.’” CBS News, June 2, 2020.

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – June 2nd, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

 IURETA e, “NYC Blackout Tuesday – Manhattan, New York 4K,” June 7, 2020.

Billboard, “Blackout Tuesday: Music Industry Grinds to a Halt in Solidarity,” June 1, 2020.

Guardian News, “Trudeau silent for 21 seconds after question about Trump’s response to protesters,” The Guardian, June 2, 2020.


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Bartholomew, James. “Easy Virtue.” The Spectator, April 18, 2015.
Goldenberg, Alex, and Joel Finkelstein. “Cyber Swarming, Memetic Warfare and Viral Insurgency: How Domestic Militants Organize on Memes to Incite Violent Insurrection and Terror Against Government and Law Enforcement.” Network Contagion Research Institute, January 2020.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. “Nat Turner’s Insurrection.” The Atlantic, November 7, 2011.
Millard, Egan. “Outraged Episcopal Leaders Condemn Tear-Gassing Clergy, Protesters for Trump Photo Op at Washington Church.” Episcopal News Service, June 2, 2020.
Montanaro, Domenico. “What Is The Insurrection Act That Trump Is Threatening To Invoke?”, June 1, 2020.
Muller, H.N. “Smuggling into Canada: How the Champlain Valley Defied Jefferson’s Embargo.” Vermont History 38, no. 1 (Winter 1970): 5–21.
umetamet, “R/Minneapolis – All Signs That the Destruction Tonight Were Organized and Largely Unrelated to the Protest.” reddit, June 2, 2020.

LeBlanc, Beth. “Tracking Michigan Protesters Raises Privacy, COVID-19 Spread Questions.” Detroit News, June 2, 2020.

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* Timeline summaries at the top of the page come from a variety of sources:, including The American Journal of Managed Care COVID-19 Timeline (, the Just Security Group at the NYU School of Law (, the “10 Things,” daily entries from The Week (, as well as a variety of newspapers and television programs.