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It seems that with each passing day, more and more people turn down the opportunity to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, which says a lot. Practically no A-lister  is willing to damage their reputation or compromise their beliefs by performing at the President-elect’s inauguration ceremony later this month. However one organization has agreed to perform and despite being a part of an HBCU and courting backlash, they have no intention to cancel their performance.

The Talladega College band has confirmed that they will indeed be putting on a performance for Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on January 20th. As reported by The Grio, the HBCU band is standing firm with their decision despite the backlash they have received since the announcement.

Addressing the controversy, Talladega College President Billy C. Hawkins had this to say, “We respect and appreciate how our students and alumni feel about our participation in this parade,” said Hawkins. “As many of those who chose to participate in the parade have said, we feel the inauguration of a new president is not a political event but a civil ceremony celebrating the transfer of power.”

Obviously what is so shocking about the band’s scheduled performance is that many of Donald Trump’s ideals and beliefs go against the very thing that HBCU institutions stand for, which is why many detractors are both saddened and puzzled by Talladega College’s decision to perform. With just over two weeks until Inauguration Day, it will be interesting to see who else the Trump administration manages to line-up to perform, but don’t hold your breath for anything memorable.

 

 

HBCU Band Still Going Forward With Trump Inauguration Performance Despite Backlash was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

3 thoughts on “HBCU Band Still Going Forward With Trump Inauguration Performance Despite Backlash

  1. They should perform. It’s an experience period. All who have ever performed didn’t do so based on how they voted. Trump will still be who he is long after they go forward with there lives and experience.

  2. FallMornings on said:

    Go for it!!! The band should play at the Inauguration. I wonder what all of these haters would have said if they declined to participate at Obama’s Inauguration? .

  3. Please, for the love of God and all things decent, clarify this statement, “many of Donald Trump’s ideals and beliefs go against the very thing that HBCU institutions stand for”. What do the HBCU institutions stand for? And how do the ideals and beliefs of Trump ‘go against them’?

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