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MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Charles Richard Drew, American, 1904 - 1950  Search this
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, American, 1908 - 1973  Search this
Roy Wilkins, American, 1901 - 1981  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr., American, 1911 - 1978  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, American, 1894 - 1984  Search this
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Sen. Edward Brooke, American, born 1919  Search this
Joseph Davies Tydings, American, 1928 - 2018  Search this
Lawrence Warren Pierce, American, born 1924  Search this
Bertram L. Baker, American, 1898 - 1985  Search this
Wayne L. Morse, American, 1900 - 1974  Search this
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927  Search this
Coretta Scott King, American, 1927 - 2006  Search this
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Gordon Parks, American, 1912 - 2006  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Percy Ellis Sutton, American, 1920 - 2009  Search this
Bayard Rustin, American, 1912 - 1987  Search this
Eugene Nickerson, American, 1918 - 2002  Search this
Leonard Farbstein, American, 1902 - 1993  Search this
Senator Robert F. Kennedy, American, 1925 - 1968  Search this
The Girl Friends, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
Floyd McKissick, American, 1922 - 1991  Search this
Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, American, founded 1963  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Harold Robert Perry, American, 1916 - 1991  Search this
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star, American, founded 1950  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
New York Jets, American, founded 1960  Search this
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry  Search this
National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., founded 1919  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
Joan Murray  Search this
Philippa Schuyler, American, 1931 - 1967  Search this
Berry Gordy Jr., American, born 1929  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Sen. Edward Brooke, American, born 1919  Search this
Sidney Poitier, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022  Search this
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
Inez Yeargan Kaiser, American, 1918 - 2016  Search this
Pearl Bailey, American, 1918 - 1990  Search this
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924  Search this
Robert J. Mangum, American, 1920 - 2014  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D: 12 × 8 7/8 × 3/16 in. (30.5 × 22.5 × 0.5 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A 1968 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine is white and a yellow ribbon, blue ribbon and a pink ribbon at center. Each of the ribbons has the word [DELEGATE] at center. The inside of the magazine contains black and white photographs, articles and advertisements as well as profiles of prominent people within the African American community.
The magazines content begins with a memorial editorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. And Robert F. Kennedy. It continues with an article titled [Black Power Marketing to Negro Consumers]. The article includes images of President Johnson, Vice President Humphrey and members of the presidential commission to investigate city riots. The publication continues with several pages of photographs Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral. People identified in captions for the photographs are Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Senator Edward Brooke, Senator Joseph Tydings, Lawrence Pierce, Wayne Morse, Bertram Baker, Senator Edward Brooke, Harry Belafonte Jr., Gordon Parks, Coretta Scott King, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Percy Ellis Sutton, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Wright, Eugene Nickerson and Leonard Farbstein. Following this is a double page image of Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral procession.
Throughout the magazine are portraits, profiles, and short articles about business organizations such as the Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, the National Association of Market Developers, National Association of Negro Musicians and the National Dental Association as well as fraternity and sorority events for Omega Psi Phi, Kapa Alpha Psi, and Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Lamda Kappa Mu, 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 musicians performing at the Lincoln Center, Morehouse College, the Democratic Party, debutant balls, the New York Giants, 369th Veterans Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council and notable African American business leaders, labor leaders, community leaders, political leaders, doctors, nurses, artists, and activists from across the United States but primarily in New York City.
There are approximately 154 pages. The magazine contains both black and white and color advertisements. The back cover has an advertisement for Johnnie Walker Red scotch.
Transcription Center Status:
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African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Football  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  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
Religion  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Sports  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