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Delegate

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Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
Sen. Brooke, Edward, American, born 1919
Morris Brown College, American, founded 1881
Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, American, founded 1963
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964
Humphrey, Hubert Horatio Jr., American, 1911 - 1978
General James, Daniel Jr., American, 1920 - 1978
Wilkins, Roy, American, 1901 - 1981
Shorter, Rufus B., American
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784
Howard University, American, founded 1867
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), International, founded 1844
Avon, founded 1886
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
The Links, Incorporated, American, founded 1946
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
National Urban League, American, founded 1910
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1929
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943
National Association of University Women, American, founded 1910
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932
American Bridge Association, American, founded 1932
Ashe, Arthur Jr., American, 1943 - 1993
The Salvation Army, American, founded 1865
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913
Shriners International, American, founded 1870
Davis, Sammy Jr., American, 1925 - 1990
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971
Rev. King, Martin Luther Sr, American, 1899 - 1984
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
National Urban League Guild, American, founded 1946
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American, founded 1915
369th Veterans Association, American
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784
One Hundred Black Men, Inc., American, founded 1963
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 7/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.1 cm)
Type
magazines (periodicals)
Place made
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
California, United States, North and Central America
Houston, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, North and Central America
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Barbados, Caribbean, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
West Africa, Africa
Date
1978
Description
A 1978 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features a pink ribbon that reads [1978 / DELEGATE] on a collage of cropped black and white photographic portraits with an orange tint. The magazine has a white spine with black text that reads [DELEGATE 1978 - The 2nd Year of the 3rd Century].
The magazine’s content opens on the first page with an untitled editorial note recounting events of the past year, including the failed mayoral campaign of Percy Sutton, affirmative action, and the disappointments of the Carter administration. There is also a masthead, set in white text against a bright blue background reading [DELEGATE, 1977], followed by a table of contents.
The content then continues with a feature on Senator Edward W. Brooke and an article about the Bakke case, followed by profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes Boggs Academy, Opportunities Industrial Centers, Canadian Club, Bottle and Cork Club, Johnson & Johnson, Rufus Shorter, National Association of Black Social Workers, National Urban Affairs Council, Association of Market Developers, Empire State Medical, Ponds, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Dr. George Alexander, National Newspaper Publishers Association, NBC, Clifford Alexander, Kraft, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, NAACP, Links, National Church Ushers, National Medical Association, National Dental Association, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Jeffrey Goldsen, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, National Urban League, ABC-TV, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, National Association of University Women, CBS Records, National Bar Association, Gulf Oil, Whitfield, American Bridge Association, Shriners and the Daughters of Isis, Center for Social Change, Elks of the World, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, 369th Veterans Association, Brenda Schofield and Willa Benge, and Judge Constance Motley. There are sections on California, Houston, Minneapolis, Detroit, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York, as well as a travel section featuring Jamaica, Barbados, Oak Bluffs, and West Africa.
There are approximately 284 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.
Topic
African American
Advertising
Associations and institutions
Business
Communities
Fraternal organizations
Fraternities
Government
Journalism
Labor
Mass media
Men
Political organizations
Politics (Practical)
Professional organizations
Religious groups
Sororities
Travel
United States--History--1969-2001
United States--Social life and customs
Urban life
Women
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
Object number
2012.167.12
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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