Museum of America in the Pandemic Year, 2020

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Jun 14: The Fulton County, Georgia, Medical Examiner’s Office reportes that an autopsy showed that Rayshard Brooks died of two gunshot wounds to the back in a homicide. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow advises supporters who attend President Trump’s first rally in three months to wear masks to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. A former U.S. Marine, Paul Whelan, is convicted of espionage in a Russian court and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Thousands of mostly African-American worshippers gather in Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House on Sunday for one of the largest faith-based events since George Floyd’s death.


[On the one hand, Boogaloo is clearly cosplay.] Chris dat white boi, “Boogaloo dance party (EXTENDED) version,” November 2, 2019.

[On the other hand, it’s clearly serious.] “Santa Cruz County Deputies Attacked, Injured in Ben Lomond,” KPIX CBS SF Bay Area, June 6, 2020.

“Watch: Good Samaritans Capture, Hold Down Suspect Who Killed Santa Cruz Deputy,” NBC News NOW, June 8, 2020.

“Santa Cruz resident pins down Air Force sergeant accused of killing Northern California deputy,” CBS News, June 8, 2020.

“Santa Cruz Deputy Ambush Suspect Steven Carrillo Charged With Murder,” KPIX CBS SF Bay Area, June 12, 2020.

“Atlanta police chief resigns over death of Rayshard Brooks (GRAPHIC VIDEO),” Fox & Friends, Fox News, June 14, 2020.

“Vigil Held For 24-Year-Old Robert Fuller After Hanging Death In Palmdale,” CBS Los Angeles, June 14, 2020.

“Letters to the Editor: Protesters Learned Bethel Isn’t Wimpy Hamilton County.” The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 16, 2020.


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Gammage, Jeff, Allison Steele, Alfred Lubrano, and Rita Giordano. “For Second Day, Group ‘Protects’ Christopher Columbus Statue in South Philadelphia; Mayor Denounces ‘Vigilantism.’” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 14, 2020.
Alltucker, Ken, and Jayne O’Donnell. “Medical Bias: From Pain Pills to COVID-19, Racial Discrimination in Health Care Festers.” USA TODAY, June 14, 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.