Jan. 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball returns on
Sunday, January 20, 2013
with their 2
presidential inaugural celebration in the swank Grand Ballroom of the Sphinx Club located at 1315 K Street, NW,
in the evening, R&B chanteuse,
(Emotional Rollercoaster) will headline the formal affair with a live performance, HBCU graduate and U.S. Congressman
Danny K. Davis
(Illinois - 7
District) will speak, while funny man, Saturday Night Live alum and current star of Disney Channel's
, Finesse Mitchell will host this most historic night in our nation's history.
Standing for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU), the
HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball
was formed in 2008 after the historic election of
, the nation's first African American President. The debut gala ball was held in
at the Sequoia on the National Harbor in
, DC. That evening, guests celebrated with the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, Dr.
and host actress
-- with a portion of the proceeds going to the Tom Joyner Foundation, a charity that gives scholarships to HBCU students.
The HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball is an unofficial presidential inaugural ball open to HBCU alumni and supporters. Founded by filmmaker
, graduate of HBCU's
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
, as she "wanted to create an event where I, along with fellow HBCU graduates and friends could celebrate this historic inauguration as well support these important institutions."
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