Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
Attucks, Crispus, American, 1723 - 1770
Truth, Sojourner, American, 1797 - 1883
Tubman, Harriet, American, 1822 - 1913
Roberts, Sarah C., American, born 1844
McKinney Steward, Susan, American, 1847 - 1918
Scott, Dred, American, ca 1800 - 1858
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Washington, Booker T., American, 1856 - 1915
Carver, George Washington, American, 1860s - 1943
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963
Joplin, Scott, American, 1867 - 1917
Garvey, Marcus, Jamaican, 1887 - 1940
Johnson, James Weldon, American, 1871 - 1938
Father Divine, American, ca. 1876 - 1965
Randolph, A. Philip, American, 1889 - 1979
Powell, Adam Clayton Jr., American, 1908 - 1972
Rosa Parks, American, 1913 - 2005
Evers, Medgar, American, 1925 - 1963
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
President Johnson, Lyndon Baines, American, 1908 - 1973
Bethune, Mary McLeod, American, 1875 - 1955
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937
Shriners International, American, founded 1870
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
Democratic Party, American, founded 1828
Republican Party, American, founded 1854
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906
National Urban League, American, founded 1910
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
369th Veterans Association, American
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
Hughes, Langston, American, 1902 - 1967
Robeson, Paul, American, 1898 - 1976
Charles, Ezzard Mack, American, 1921 - 1975
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 3/8 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1 cm)
A 1976 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features a collage of cropped black and white photographic portraits. In the center is an angled blue square with text that reads [DELEGATE] in white text and [76] in striped red and white text, with a circle of stars in the center of the six [6]. Black text on the white spine reads [BI-CENNTENNIAL EDITION - DELEGATE 1976].
The magazine’s content opens on the first page with an editorial note titled “The Long Journey from the back of the bus,” about how this issue of the Delegate will focus on “200 years of Contributions Blacks gave this nation as part of our Bicentennial Celebration.” There is also a masthead reading [DELEGATE, 1976] and a table of contents.
The majority of this issue consists of a 137 page article titled “The Negro in America, 1550-1976.” The content then continues with articles and profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes the National Association of Black Social Workers, The National Caucus of Black School Board Members, Prince Hall Masons, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Empire State Medical Association, National Newspaper Publishers Association, Links, Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, NAACP, Navy, Elks of the World, Democratic Party, Chi Eta Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Common Cause Ladies, National Association of Business and Professional Negro Womens Club, National United Church Ushers Association, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, National Bar Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, National Urban League, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, NBC, National Medical Association, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, National Association of Negro Women, CBS, Shriners, Daughters of Isis, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Republican National Convention, Museum of Art, Whitney M. Young Classic, Black Caucus, 369th Veterans Association, Phi Beta Sigma, Paul Robeson and Langston Hughes, Edges,
The issue concludes with a “Lest We Forget” page with a list of individuals who had passed away, including Ezzard Charles and Paul Robeson. There are approximately 348 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.
Place made
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
magazines (periodicals)
Associations and institutions
Black Press
Fraternal organizations
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Mass media
Political organizations
Professional organizations
Religious groups
Social life and customs
U.S. History, 1969-2001
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775
United States History
Urban life
Women's organizations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
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Public domain
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