For the past eight years, Americans have had a president that millions supported and revered, but perhaps none more so than African Americans.
Today, as the baton passed from Barack Obama to Donald Trump during an inauguration marked by pride and protests, a variety of perspectives and views emerged about the 45th Commander in Chief and what his presidency could mean to communities of color.
Jo Baylor, 65, is a black Republican who traveled to the inauguration from Austin, Texas. The Trump supporter previously worked as a HUD appointee under the George W. Bush administration.
"My Congressman gave me tickets to the inauguration, and everything has been exciting," she said. During the week, she has attended inaugural balls, the inaugural ceremony and the parade. She even made her way to some protests.
"I hope people will stop listening to the rhetoric and see what he will do. Give this man a chance."
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