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On Thursday, Sept. 22, The Root and Impact hosted a party at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. Guests mingled downstairs, while upstairs the Corcoran offered a sneak peek at the "30 Americans" exhibit, which opens Oct. 1.

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Managing Editor of The Root Joel Dreyfuss, left, chats with Diedtra Henderson.

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Specialty Belvedere vodka drinks named after the party's hosts (The Root, Impact and "30 Americans") were served at the bar, along with wines from Barrel Oak Winery.

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Attendees take a moment to pose for a photo.

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Andrea Evans, left, an Impact Leadership Award recipient, celebrates with a friend.

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Senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour Gwen Ifill chats with other guests.

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Rick Wade and Maci Peterson of The Root pose during the "30 Americans" event at the Corcoran.

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Representatives from Impact, the Corcoran and The Root, including publisher Donna Byrd, take the stage.

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From left: Rep. Alan Williams (D-Fla.) poses with guests.

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Sheryl Huggins Salomon, The Root's deputy editor, and Bryan Monroe.

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From left: Marketing and public relations strategist Maurisa Potts with The Root staffers Akoto Ofori-Atta, Lauren Williams and Cynthia Gordy.

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Joel Dreyfuss and Genevieve Michel-Bryan, vice president and broadcast director for Black Enterprise, pose in front of the Corcoran's grand staircase.

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Rep. Alan Williams, left, and Roland Martin, fourth from left, were among the revelers.

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The Root gift bags are handed out as guests leave.