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Jan. 18, 2009--Over 300 people attended the African American Church Inaugural Ball at the Grand Hyatt Washington.  The theme was "We Have Come This Far By Faith!"  The ball had two purposes: "1. To allow the collective community of the African American Church to join in the congratulatory efforts of the nation; and 2. To support the charity, The Balm In Gilead, as it endeavors to provide health education and service delivery systems within African American church denominations to address HIV/AIDS and other health concerns which affect African Americans."  
Honorees included Dr. Dorothy I. Height, now 96 years old.

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