Pictures: ‘The Black List’ Opening

“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.

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Fashion designer Patrick Robinson next to his portrait.
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“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.
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National Urban League President Marc Morial loved his picture.
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Actor and author Hill Harper came to town for the event.
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Mayor Vincent Gray presented a proclamation from the District of Columbia to creator Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
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Activist Majora Carter
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Chairman and CEO of BET Debra Lee
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Actor Louis Gossett Jr. was also spotted at the event, posing next to his portrait.
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The audience enjoyed live music.
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It was a beautiful night at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
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Attendees enjoyed mixing and mingling with each other through out the night.
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Congressman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) addressed reception attendees.
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Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, acclaimed photographer of "The Black List."
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