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Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, American, 1908 - 1979  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
Joyce Bryant, American, born 1928  Search this
John V. Lindsay, American, 1921 - 2000  Search this
Jazzmobile, American, founded 1964  Search this
Robert C. Weaver, American, 1907 - 1997  Search this
Constance Baker Motley, American, 1921 - 2005  Search this
J. Raymond Jones, American, 1899 - 1991  Search this
William H. Booth, American, 1922 - 2006  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Order of the Eastern Star, American, founded 1850  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
The Afro-American, American, founded 1892  Search this
New York Giants, American, founded 1925  Search this
Bill Cosby, American, born 1937  Search this
Arthur Ashe Jr., American, 1943 - 1993  Search this
Tom Bradley, American, 1917 - 1998  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D: 12 × 1 × 3/16 in. (30.5 × 2.5 × 0.5 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
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
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
A promotional publication titled [A Tale of Two Cities] published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine is white. At the top of the front cover is the Seal of New York City. At the bottom of the front cover is the seal of the city of Los Angeles. In the center is a black strip with pink text reading [A Tale of Two Cities]. The magazine contains promotional content about the cities of New York and Los Angeles as well as profiles of prominent people within the African American community including black and white photographs.
The magazine’s content begins with a page of several photographs of African American community leaders with New York state Governor Nelson Rockefeller, including Jackie Robinson, the IBPOE of W and singer Joyce Bryant. Also on this page is the text [all photos by Bert Smith]. The publication continues with a story about New York mayor John Lindsey and profiles of Robert C. Weaver, Constance Baker Motley, New York County Democratic Leader J. Raymond Jones, and Chairman of New York City’s Commission on Human Rights, William H. Booth. There’s a schedule of performances for Jazzmobile taking place around the city.
Throughout are portraits, profiles, and short articles about business organizations such as the National Distillers, the National Association of Market Developers, and the National Dental Association as well as fraternity and sorority events for Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, and Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Phi Beta Sigma, and articles on events such as the National Conference of the Urban League, International Conference of Grand Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Convention of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
There are also profiles on Lincoln Center, Morehouse College; the Afro-American Newspaper; appointments of African Americans to the administration of President Johnson; the Democratic Party; debutant balls; weddings; the New York Giants; Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; the city of Springfield, Massachusetts; Bill Cosby and other entertainment stars; the Mount Morris Park area of Harlem; Arthur Ashe; Los Angeles city council member Thomas Bradley; and notable African American business leaders, labor leaders, community leaders, political leaders, doctors, nurses, artists, and activists from across the United States.
There are approximately 89 pages, with black and white photographs and advertisements, and several color advertisements. The back cover has an advertisement for Black & White scotch.
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Societies  Search this
Sororities  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
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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National Museum of African American History and Culture