After days of vote counting in key swing states, false accusations coming from President Donald Trump and his associates, and general anxiety across the nation, major news outlets on Saturday declared former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris the new president-elect and vice president-elect respectively. As Blavity previously reported, the news came as the media projected that Biden will win Pennsylvania, which puts him over the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the election.  

Even though the Trump campaign seems determined to pursue ridiculous legal challenges to the vote in Pennsylvania and other states, few believe that the final results will change. Biden’s win ends a long and unusual 2020 presidential campaign that occurred in a year unlike any other in American history.

As we mark Biden and Harris’ victory and the impending end of the Trump presidency, let’s look back on 10 of the most important moments from 2020 that led to this outcome and how Black people shaped the race each step of the way: