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The Root ball was quite an elegant affair.

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Henry Louis Gates of Harvard is the editor and chief. Some of his friends showed up. Spike Lee. Samuel Jackson. Isaiah Washington. Oprah (she did a quick visit.) Bob Woodward. Alice Walker. My personal favorite - Diane von Furstenberg.

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An Abraham Lincoln impersonator walked around carrying a glass of wine.

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There was a signature martini as an ode to Obama.

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Now off to coffee with Dick Durbin.

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