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ESSENCE caught up with inauguration-goers to find out their views on the historic event, the state of the country and what they are looking forward to most in the next four years.
Maryann Clarke and daughter Shareese Clarke of Woodbridge, Virginia, showed up at 4:30...
Maryann Clarke and daughter Shareese Clarke of Woodbridge, Virginia, showed up at 4:30 a.m. to make sure they got their seats on the bleachers across the street from the White House.
Maryann is an administrative assistant at George Washington University. Shareese is an airport police at Dulles International Airport.
Shareese: “I would like to see the rest of the troops serving overseas come home.”
Maryann: “I want him to prove his doubters wrong and get this country moving forward and get us on stable ground.”
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