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H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 7/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.1 cm)
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
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
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.