Pictures: ‘The Black List’ Opening Published October 30, 2011 • Updated on November 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm “The Black List” -- a collection of portraits featuring 50 of the nation’s most distinguished African Americans -- have been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. 13 photos 1/13 David De Pas Fashion designer Patrick Robinson next to his portrait. 2/13 David De Pas “The Black List” -- a collection of portraits featuring 50 of the nation’s most distinguished African Americans -- have been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. 3/13 David De Pas National Urban League President Marc Morial loved his picture. 4/13 David De Pas Actor and author Hill Harper came to town for the event. 5/13 David De Pas Mayor Vincent Gray presented a proclamation from the District of Columbia to creator Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. 6/13 David De Pas Activist Majora Carter 7/13 David De Pas Chairman and CEO of BET Debra Lee 8/13 David De Pas Actor Louis Gossett Jr. was also spotted at the event, posing next to his portrait. 9/13 David De Pas The audience enjoyed live music. 10/13 David De Pas It was a beautiful night at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 11/13 David De Pas Attendees enjoyed mixing and mingling with each other through out the night. 12/13 David De Pas Congressman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) addressed reception attendees. 13/13 David De Pas Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, acclaimed photographer of "The Black List." 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!