The massacre at the Tops supermarket was unsettling even in a nation that has become numb to mass shootings. All but two of the 13 of the people shot during the attack were Black.
Many gave heart-wrenching accounts of how their lives were upended and how determined they were to persevere despite such devastating loss.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on US President Donald Trump to abandon his ambiguous attitude to racism and immediately reject "the support of white supremacists".
The chief executives resigned after President Donald Trump's initial failure to explicitly condemn a white supremacist rally.