Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
Kenneth A. Gibson, American, born 1932
Johnson, Clifton Herman, American, 1921 - 2008
New York Giants, American, founded 1925
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
Howard University Medical Alumni Association, Inc., American, founded 1871
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937
National Insurance Association, American, founded 1921
Young, Whitney Moore Jr., American, 1921 - 1971
National Urban League, American, founded 1910
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935
369th Veterans Association, American
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935
President Richard M. Nixon, American, 1913 - 1994
Roy White, American, born 1943
Thomas, Franklin Augustine, American, born 1934
Fisher, Gail, American, 1935 - 2000
Frederick, Hal Christopher, American, born 1934
Morris, Greg, American, 1933 - 1996
Murray, Joan
Huggins, Edie, American, 1935 - 2008
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
Smith, Nettie B., American
Shriners International, American, founded 1870
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910
Dixon, Gladys W., American, born 1901
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906
National Negro Business League, American, 1901 - 1966
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953
ink on paper
H x W x D: 11 × 9 1/16 × 5/16 in. (28 × 23 × 0.8 cm)
A 1971 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features yellow, blue, and pink ruffled round ribbon badges in the upper left corner of a plain white background with a montage of photographic portraits of men and women printed in blue and black taking up most of the cover, aligned from the bottom right corner. Each badge has a different colored center with [1971 DELEGATE] across it.
The magazine’s content opens with a full page portrait of Newark mayor Kenneth Gibson, followed by an article titled [The Negro Convention Movement Before the Civil War]. The content 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 Market Developers, National Newspaper Publishers Association, Morehouse College, Chi Delta Mu Society, NAACP 62 Anniversary Convention,Howard University Medical Alumni Association, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, National Insurance Association, National Urban League, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Negro Women’s Clubs, 369th Veterans’ Association Convention, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, the National Council of Negro Women, National Medical Association, including a printing of the NMA Statement of President Richard Nixon, National Dental Association, IBPOE of W, black mortgage banking firms, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, National Business League, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. There is also an article on the passing of Whitney M. Young, Jr., Mary Cardwell Dawson, “First Black Impresario of Grand Opera”, a portrait gallery of new CBS television actors, journalists, and executives for 1970-1971, a “Media Women 1971 Convention”, and a profile of Oak Bluffs community on Martha’s Vineyard,
There are approximately 194pages with black and white photographs and advertisements thorughout, as well as a few advertisements in color. The back cover of the magazine features a full page advertisement for Johnny Walker Red Label scotch.
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
Fraternal organizations
Funeral customs and rites
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Mass media
Political organizations
Professional organizations
Religious groups
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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