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.
Managing Editor of The Root Joel Dreyfuss, left, chats with Diedtra Henderson.
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.
Attendees take a moment to pose for a photo.
Andrea Evans, left, an Impact Leadership Award recipient, celebrates with a friend.
Senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour Gwen Ifill chats with other guests.
Rick Wade and Maci Peterson of The Root pose during the "30 Americans" event at the Corcoran.
Representatives from Impact, the Corcoran and The Root, including publisher Donna Byrd, take the stage.
From left: Rep. Alan Williams (D-Fla.) poses with guests.
Sheryl Huggins Salomon, The Root's deputy editor, and Bryan Monroe.
From left: Marketing and public relations strategist Maurisa Potts with The Root staffers Akoto Ofori-Atta, Lauren Williams and Cynthia Gordy.
Joel Dreyfuss and Genevieve Michel-Bryan, vice president and broadcast director for Black Enterprise, pose in front of the Corcoran's grand staircase.
Rep. Alan Williams, left, and Roland Martin, fourth from left, were among the revelers.
The Root gift bags are handed out as guests leave.