Melissa Golden - Photographer - Atlanta, GA

The Marching Tornadoes

Talladega College's marching band performed in the inauguration parade of Donald Trump, but not without controversy. Talladega is an HBCU, or historically black college and university, whose alumni were not initially pleased with the band's decision to perform in the event. These portraits and scenes are from one of the band's final practices leading up to their trip to Washington, D.C. for which the cash-strapped school and program was able to raise over $600,000 after national television appearances discussing the controversy and challenge of funding the trip. Photographed for CNN

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