A 1977 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features a collage of black and white portrait photographs with a bright blue tint. Red text at the center reads [THE / 1st / year / of the / 3rd / Century]. The spine of the magazine is white with black text that reads [DELEGATE 1977 - 'THE FIRST YEAR'].
The magazine’s content opens on the first page with an untitled editorial note recounting events of the past year, including the election and administration of Jimmy Carter. There is also a masthead reading [DELEGATE, 1977] and a table of contents.
The content then continues with articles on the mayoral campaign of Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton, the reaction to “Roots” on ABC, and “Blacks on the Carter Team,“ followed by profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes Gil Noble, CBS, NAUC, Brown & Williamson, Lambda Kappa Mu, General Food, Prince Hall Masons, National Market Developers, Empire State Medical, Chi Delta Mu Society, Negro Publishers Association, NAACP, Wilbert Tatum, National Medical Association, Ford, Pan Hellenic Council, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Sigma Fraternity, Georgia Club, Monteford Point Marines, Somerset, Phi Delta Kappa, National Urban League, National Dental Association, Church Ushers, Jane Edwards, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Carol Jenkins, Andrew Young, Shriners, Daughters of Isis, O.I.C. National Business and Professional Negro Women Clubs, National Bar Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Schlitz, Tuskegee Airmen, Media Women, Elks, Muhammad Ali, National Council of Negro Women, 369 Veterans Association, Lionel Hampton, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Congressional Black Caucus, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and Howard University. There are also articles about tennis tournaments in Forest Hills, New Orleans, and Oak Bluffs, as well as feature on Labor Day at Oak Bluffs.
There are approximately 256 pages with black and white photographs and advertisements throughout, as well as a few advertisements in color. The back cover of the magazine features a full page advertisement for Kool cigarettes.