Almost fifty UNCW students and staff members traveled to Washington for President Obama's inauguration. Autumn beam is a photographer for the school newspaper and was asked to photograph the trip. She enjoyed documenting the event in her own way, through pictures. Emmanuel Mitcham was also on the trip. He is an advisor for the group, Seahawks Empowering African American Males. He sees President Obama's inauguration as an inspiration. "Having Barack Obama as a president, an African American male, I had never even really thought about it and just to see it come to fruition is magnificent really, to me." "It was really powerful for me because this was the first time I voted. It was cool to be there from the very beginning, from voting to seeing him come to office," Beam said. The group went non-stop for about 24 hours, returning to Wilmington at three Wednesday morning.
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