Talladega college band inauguration controversy

Debate over Talladega College band in the inaugural parade.

Birmingham, AL (WIAT) – The president of Talladega college is deciding if the school’s marching band will attend Donald Trump’s inaugural parade.

Alabama’s oldest, private, historically African-American school has already accepted an invitation to perform.

But that decision was met with backlash, with one alum starting a petition for the school to withdraw.

The petition’s creator said, “In view of his behavior and comments I strongly do not want Talladega college to give the appearance of supporting him.”

However, a different petition supports participating, stating “this parade is not about politics… but seeing first hand the process of a transition.”

Talladega’s director for PR says the president has not made a final decision.

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