Two recent, very different, actions illustrate that although those in power have tried to repress it, the tradition of fighting racism in the South runs as deep as the racism itself.
More than 3,000 progressive and community leaders and activists who backed Sanders in the primaries gathered here this weekend at the Peoples Summit.
Chris Stephenson, a leader in Orlando's LGBTQ community, says there's "a new hum of collaboration," but it's going to take work to keep that spirit going.
This still popularly observed African American celebration honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed.
"We do not need a candidate who has bigotry as the cornerstone of his campaign," he said in an online address streamed across the nation.
"Hillary Clinton has proven herself as a champion of the labor movement and we will be the driving force to elect her President of the United States."
Stiff fines of millions of dollars will not change the financial fraud that produced the Great Recession, Senator Elizabeth Warren said.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has sunk to new lows in bigotry, fear mongering and slander.
The blockade continues to hurt the interests of ordinary people in Cuba by the strain it puts on the Cuban economy.
"This kind of conduct is pernicious and oppressive. One legal commentator says it smacks of authoritarianism and tyranny. I agree."