The Hearts of the People
Dr. Lonnie Randolph, head of the NAACP South Carolina chapter, argued hate groups like the Klan remain "as common as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and racism in America,” adding, “America is still a racist nation. South Carolina is still a racist state...We’re in denial."
The most enduring image of the day's often dramatic confrontations belonged to A.P. photographer Rob Godfrey. With temperatures reaching into the high 90s, one older white supremacist wearing a National Socialist t-shirt started to stagger from the heat. He was politely helped, both arms around him, into the shade by police officer Leroy Smith. Who's black.
Photo by Rob Godfrey/AP
Activist Malik Stroman