Inauguration 2013: What They Were Thinking

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  • 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
  • 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

Shirley Washington, Washington, D.C. (right)

"I absolutely love him. He deserves this. He's a wonderful president. I worked in the civil rights movement as a student in the '60s and to think that all of that hard work would bring about somebody like Obama is wonderful. It took three continents to raise this man; he's an international citizen and the world loves him."

(Photo: Joyce Jones/BET.com)

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