Despite the 100 degree temperatures, people trickled in and out of a day-long rally to show their support for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

Unlike the other rallies for Price that were held in churches, this rally was outside with a carnival like atmosphere which included vendors and a play area for children.

But the message was very serious.

"Anytime that a bold black leader stands up and try to do what they can for people of color, particularly black folks when they are in office, they come under attack. John Wiley Price is under attack for that", said Price supporter Thomas Muhammad.

Also at the rally, members from The National Black United Front -- a vocal group that fights for African American causes. One of its leaders says Price is just one in a list of black leaders who have been targeted by federal authorities.

"We're here today to say we stand in solidarity with him and we stand in solidarity with all bold black leaders", said Kofi Taharka of The National Black United Front.

Price has been under federal investigation since late June when FBI agents raided his home and his office along with the homes and offices of his assistants. The probe centers on Price's financial dealings.

Price has not been arrested nor has he been charged with a crime.

Houston City Council Member Jolanda “Jo” Jones was also in Dallas to support Price.

"I just believe we need to stand up because if we do not stand up now we will lose all the gains that we've gotten since the civil rights movement", Jones said.

Jones says she has been the target of an investigation because she is outspoken as well and believes race has a lot to do with the probe and the investigation of Price.

"It's the big elephant in the room that people want to pretend is not there", Jones said.