A 1981 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features a green ribbon badge that reads [1981 / DELEGATE] against a grid of black and white photographic portraits. Thirty-two (32) men and women are pictured, with the last name of everyone printed under his or her picture in black. The spine of the magazine is white with black text that reads [DELEGATE, 1981 - The 5th Year of the 3rd Century].
The magazine’s content opens with an untitled editorial note recounting events of the past year, including the election of Ronald Reagan and the rise of crime and resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan There is also a masthead, set in white text against a black background reading [DELEGATE, 1981], followed by a table of contents.
The content then continues with profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes WBLS, Kobrand Corporation, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, American Bridge Association, Inc., National Association of Black Social Workers, Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, 100 Black Women and 100 Black Men, National Association of Market Developers, Vulcan Society Inc., New York Association of Black Educators, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Opportunities Industrialization Centers of American, Bottle & Cork Sales Club, John Hunter Camp Fund, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Chesebrough-Pond, ITT Continental Baking Co, Ciba-Geigy, 7 Up, National Urban Affairs Council, National Epicureans, National Newspaper Publishers Association, Top Ladies of Distinction, Black Music Association, The Links, Inc., NAACP, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Carats, Inc., Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, Daughters of Isis, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Gil Noble, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Black Caucus, Congressman Charles Rangel, Arthur Ashe, Charles E. Wright, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Ralph J. Bunche, Lionel Hampton, Jackie Robinson Awards Dinner, Whitney M Young Football Classic, Beaux Arts Ball, Livingston S. Francis, Teixeira, Camp Atwater, The Squires, Harlem Commonwealth Council, National Association of Media Women, 369th Veterans’s Association, The Edges Group, Thurman Munson Award Dinner, and Boggs Academy. There are also features about Atlanta and Oak Bluffs.
There are approximately 352 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.