Museum of America in the Pandemic Year, 2020

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Jun 11: Most Americans back police reforms including bans on chokeholds and racial profiling, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The Republican-led Senate Armed Forces Committee votes in favor of a proposal written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) seeking to require the Pentagon to strip military bases of Confederate names, monuments, and symbols within three years. Moderna’s phase three vaccine tests are set to begin.  The Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Council votes unanimously to ban the type of no-knock search warrants that police were using when they fatally shot Breonna Taylor. The Trump campaign requirs anyone wishing to attend a rally  agree not to sue the campaign or the venue if they contract COVID-19 Trump praises the National Guard’s use of tear gas and other forceful measures to disperse Minneapolis crowds protesting police brutality against African Americans. Trump, speaking at a race roundtable at a Dallas church, describes the effort to quell protest a “beautiful scene” where the National Guard walked through “like a knife cutting butter.” He says the work of confronting bigotry would “go quickly and it’ll go very easily” provided we avoid “falsely labeling tens of millions of decent Americans as racist or bigots.”


Dave Chappelle, 8:46, June 6, 2020 (released June 11, 2020).

“Trump holds roundtable on race relations with prominent black leaders,” Fox News, June 10, 2020.

“Trump Holds Roundtable on Race Relations and Policing in Dallas,” Bloomberg Quicktake, June 11, 2020.

“Inside the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone,” KOMO News, June 11, 2020.

“Inside Neighborhood Taken Over By Protesters,” Inside Edition, June 11, 2020.


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Cornell Law School. “Charles C. GREEN et al. v. COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF NEW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA et Al.” LII / Legal Information Institute, 1968.
Gillman, Todd, and Gromer Jeffers, Jr. “At Dallas Talk on Police and Race, Trump Shrugs off ‘bad Apples’ and Again Vows to ‘Dominate the Streets.’” Dallas News, June 12, 2020.
Virginia Historical Society. “School Busing.” Virginia Museum of History & Culture, April 11, 2013.
Blackford, Linda. “COVID-19 Toll in Black Community No Surprise to UK Researcher. Racism ‘Embedded’ in Healthcare.” Lexington Herald Leader, June 11, 2020.
CMS. “Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot, Medicare Claims (1/1-5/16).” Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, June 11, 2020.
Wasow, Omar. “A Thread Written by @owasow.”, June 11, 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.