From the governor’s mansion to the classroom, to the XL Center, people across Connecticut made the historic inauguration part of their day.
At the governor's mansion, the Young Professionals of the Urban League of Greater Hartford gathered for a toast to making history.
At schools across the state, teachers and principals used the inauguration to teach an important civics lesson.
“Every black person is proud to be black today, really,” Desmond Mills, co-owner of the restaurant said.
Some people were there, like the Trumbull Marching Band.
Thirman Milner, Hartford’s first African American mayor, shared his thoughts with NBC Connecticut on how significant today's' events are.