Inauguration 2013: What They Were Thinking

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  • Briana Durr, New Jersey
  • Disa Nicholson, New York
  • Matano Ismaen, Washington, D.C., via Kenya
  • Albert Artis, Washington, D.C.
  • Cameron Smith, Maryland
  • Leac Matelus, Pennsylvania via Haiti
  • Ken and Tykitcha Lanier, Georgia
  • Dana Johnson, New York
  • Shirley Washington, Washington, D.C.
  • Liane Robinson, Washington, D.C.
  • Ella Hunter, Washington, D.C.
  • Velma Wells, King College Prep Marching Band, Illinois
  • Hail to the Chief
  • Bobby West, Texas

Matano Ismaen, Washington, D.C., via Kenya

"I feel very wonderful and very, very proud to support our first Black president, especially because his dad is from my country, Kenya. I hope in his second term Obama will help Africa to help end corruption and [improve] life for everybody in Africa."

(Photo: Joyce Jones/BET.com)

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