Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
Rangel, Charles, American, born 1930
The Links, Incorporated, American, founded 1946
Avon, founded 1886
Vice President Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich, American, 1908 - 1979
National Urban League, American, founded 1910
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968
Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, American, founded 1963
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
National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., founded 1919
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827
Sovereign Military Order of Malta, founded 1099
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Universal Network Television, American, founded 1950
Freedom National Bank, American, 1964 - 1990
Gilbert, Jarobin Jr., American, born 1946
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906
National Pharmaceutical Association, American, founded 1947
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1929
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913
Shriners International, American, founded 1870
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910
Brown, Roscoe C., American, 1922 - 2016
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), International, founded 1844
New York Yankees, American, founded 1901
Jackson, Reggie, American, born 1946
The Doll League, Inc., American, founded 1958
National Urban League Guild, American, founded 1946
Morehouse Alumni Association, American, founded 1900
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971
National Bar Association, American, founded 1925
National Business League, American, founded 1900
National Bankers Association, American, founded 1927
Alliance for Women in Media, American, founded 1951
369th Veterans Association, American
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
The Salvation Army, American, founded 1865
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
Written by
Anti-Bakke Decision Coalition, American, founded 1977
Subject of
One Hundred Black Men, Inc., American, founded 1963
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 7/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.1 cm)
A 1979 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features a blue ribbon that reads [1979 / DELEGATE] on a collage of cropped black and white photographic portraits with a yellow tint. The spine of the magazine is white with black text that reads [DELEGATE 1979 - The 3rd 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, focusing on the effects of the Bakke decision and reinterpretations of the Equal Employment Opportunity law. There is also a masthead, set in white text against a dark blue background reading [DELEGATE, 1979], followed by a table of contents.
The content then continues with a feature on Charles B. Rangel, an article titled “Black in the Board Room,” and a feature on beauty and cosmetics titled “Black is Beautiful.” This is followed by profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes Boggs Academy, Links, Bottle and Cork Club, National Urban League, Association of Black Social Workers, ICBO, Aubrey Lewis, Philip Morris, National Urban Affairs Council, Franklin Thomas, National Association of Market Developers, Queens Clinical Society of New York, National Medical Association, Eastern Stars, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Black Music Association, Opportunities Industrial Centers, Chi Delta Mu, Othan Mondy, National Publishers Association, National Newspaper Publishers Association, Steven Lockett, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, NAACP, Kellogg, Chesebrough-Ponds, NBC, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Gulf Oil, National United Church Ushers Association of America, National Business and Professional Negro Women’s Clubs, National Medical Association, William Toles, National Dental Association, Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha, National Pharmaceutical Association, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shriners, Daughters of Isis, Herb Wright, Negro College Fund, Roy Campanella, Reggie Jackson, The Doll League, John Hunter, American Airlines, Morehouse College, Norman J. Johnson, Jr., Sag Harbor, Eastern Airline, National Association for Sickle Cell, Oak Bluffs, National Bar Association, Congressional Black Caucus, The Edges Group, National Business League, Council of Concerned Black Executives, National Bankers Association, National Association of Media Women, Donald McGannon, 369th Veterans, George Alexander, WBLS radio, Brenda Scofield, Budweiser, Alice Kornegay, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, the IBPOE of W, and the Broadway musicals “Eubie!” and “Ain’t Misbehavin.’”
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.
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Transcription Available
Place made
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Sag Harbor, Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, United States, North and Central America
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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