Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
Universal Network Television, American, founded 1950
Haley, Alex, American, 1921 - 1992
Sutton, Percy Ellis, American, 1920 - 2009
Columbia Records, American, founded 1888
Brown & Williamson, American, born 1894
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827
Wilkins, Roy, American, 1901 - 1981
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923
National Urban League, American, founded 1910
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913
President Carter, Jimmy, American, born 1924
Shriners International, American, founded 1870
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906
National Urban League Guild, American, founded 1946
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
369th Veterans Association, American
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc., founded 1946
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 5/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 0.8 cm)
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.
Place made
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, 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
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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Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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