November 5, 2014 Amtrak Sponsors the 2014 Root 100 Event

Christina Leeds

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WASHINGTON — Amtrak is proud to sponsor The Root 100, the annual signature event hosted by, the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers. The event is dedicated to recognizing standout leaders, innovators and culture shapers in the African American community age 45 and under.

Amtrak will serve as presenting sponsor of this year’s awards. The 2014 award winners span across industries such as arts, entertainment, law, government, sports and business.

“As America’s Railroad, our goal is to move people, the economy and the nation forward. We are honored to be part of an event that celebrates great leaders and influencers who are helping move dreams forward,” said Darlene Abubakar, senior director of national advertising for Amtrak.

The event is being held on Nov. 6, 2014, at Espace in New York City.

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