Despite sweltering heat and record temperatures thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, DC, on Friday, August 28, 2020, to demand an overhaul of the country's criminal justice system, end of institutional racism and the push for racial equality. The march, called Commitment March, was held at the Lincoln Memorial, the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights movement activists marched and called for similar reforms and civil rights. It is at the same site that Martin Luther King Jr delivered the 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech and late John Lewis, then a young man, requested that rights that will lead to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
On August 24, 2020, the US entered a new period leading up to November 2020 presidential elections. The Republicans began the Republican National Convention (RNC) proceedings on Monday morning, at Charlotte Convention Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On the night of Wednesday August 19, 2020, Barack Obama delivered an unprecedented speech during the Democratic National Convention. Then Kamala Harris formally introduced herself as Joe Biden’s running mate.
On Monday, July 21, 2020, presumptive Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden said that he was vetting four Black Women as candidates from whom he will choose his running mate. The wait is over: It is California Senator Kamala Harris. Joe Biden announced it on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. She was among the top contenders AfroAmerica Network had mentionned (see AfroAmerica Network: Joe Biden's Top Black Women VP Pick Contenders)