Inaugural Balling: Kicking Off 4 More Years

Watch The Root party with black notables to honor the official start of Obama's second term.

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(The Root) — On Saturday, Jan. 19, black luminaries filed into the Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., for The Root’s second Inaugural Ball.

More than 1,100 guests were in attendance as champagne flowed, DJs spinned and the band played to honor President Obama’s second swearing-in. Actors, activists, politicians and other notables graced our trademark green carpet — including The Root Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr., comedian Chris Tucker and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder — to share their thoughts on President Obama’s legacy.

“Four years from now, and 50 years from now, people will think he was a great president,” Holder said.

Check out more highlights from the video below.