Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, American, founded 1969
National Urban Affairs Council, American, founded 1971
Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, American, founded 1963
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784
Created by
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953
Subject of
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., American, founded 1964
Continental Societies, Inc., American, founded 1956
Morgan, Rose, American, 1912 - 2008
Walker, William Otis, American, 1896 - 1981
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827
African Methodist Episcopal Church, American, founded 1816
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937
The Links, Incorporated, American, founded 1946
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., American, founded 1969
Carats, Inc., American, founded 1959
People United to Save Humanity, American, founded 1971
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919
National Pharmaceutical Association, American, founded 1947
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922
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 Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935
National Urban League, American, founded 1910
National Association of University Women, American, founded 1910
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
Shriners International, American, founded 1870
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1929
Jordan, Vernon, American, born 1935
National Business League, American, founded 1900
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971
Ashe, Arthur Jr., American, 1943 - 1993
National Bankers Association, American, founded 1927
National Bar Association, American, founded 1925
369th Veterans Association, American
Sutton, Percy Ellis, American, 1920 - 2009
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867
Louis, Joe, American, 1914 - 1981
King, Clarence D., American, 1888 - 1981
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
National Black Veterans Association, American, founded 1974
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 1/2 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.3 cm)
A 1982 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features a green ribbon that reads [1982 / DELEGATE] against a grid of black and white portrait photographs. The top two (2) and bottom two (2) rows of photographs are tinted red. 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, 1982 - The 6th Year of the 3rd Century].
The magazine’s content opens with an untitled editorial note criticizing policies of the Reagan administration. There is also a masthead, set in white text against a black background reading [DELEGATE, 1982], followed by a table of contents.
The content then continues with an article titled “The High Cost of Civil Rights” by Benjamin Hooks and an article titled “The State of Black America 1982” by Vernon Jordan. This is followed profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, events, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes the Jackie Robinson Awards Dinner, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, National Urban Affairs Council, Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Chesebrough Pond, ITT Continental Baking Company, Ciba-Geigy, Moving Up Awards Dinner, 7 Up, Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner, Bottle & Cork Club, National Association of Market Developers, Beaux Arts Ball, John Hunter Camp Fund, Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Top Ladies of Distinction, Continental Societies, Inc., Rose Morgan, William O. Walker, National Newspaper Publishers Association, A.M.E. Zion Church, NAACP, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, The Links, National Association of Black Accountants, Carats, Operation Push, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, National United Church Ushers Association, National Pharmaceutical Association, National Medical Association, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Alpha Phi Alph Fraternity, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, National Urban League, National Association of University Women, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, I.B.P.O.E. of W., Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Vernon Jordan, National Business League, National Black Veterans Organization, Somerset Importers, Congressional Black Caucus, Tuskegee Airmen, Isyaku Ibrahim, National Association of Media Women, Arthur Ashe, National Bankers Association, The Edges Group, National Bar Association, Harlem Commonwealth Council Foundation, 369th Veteran’s Association, Percy Sutton, 100 Black Women, Morehouse College, Communications Excellence to Black Audiences, Clarence D. King, Joe Louis, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and Women’s Association of Allied Beverage Industries. There are also short features on black movies, black Broadway, Oak Bluffs, and a special feature titled “I Remember Harlem.”
There are approximately 465 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.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
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
Broadway Theatre
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
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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