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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:
Allon Schoener, American  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art, American, founded 1870  Search this
Thomas Hoving, American, 1931 - 2009  Search this
Candice Van Ellison, American  Search this
Shirley Anita Chisholm, American, 1924 - 2005  Search this
Constance Baker Motley, American, 1921 - 2005  Search this
Percy Ellis Sutton, American, 1920 - 2009  Search this
Willie Howard Mays Jr., American, born 1931  Search this
Muhammad Ali, American, 1942 - 2016  Search this
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American, 1908 - 1972  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Milton Lee Olive III, American, 1946 - 1965  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
Raymond St. Jacques, American, 1930 - 1990  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Freemasonry, American, founded 1730  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Leontyne Price, American, born 1927  Search this
American Bridge Association, American, founded 1932  Search this
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924  Search this
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
New York Giants, American, founded 1925  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Diahann Carroll, American, 1935 - 2019  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
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
Place depicted:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
A 1969 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features yellow, blue, and pink ruffled round ribbon badges against a plain white background. Each badge has a different colored center with [DELEGATE] across it. Surrounding the badges is [1969] printed in pink and repeated three times. On the first page is an editorial note with text that begins:
[DELEGATE is published by MELPAT ASSOCIATES as a good well venture on behalf of its advertisers for the benefit of the organizations highlighted and for the information of our readers.
DELEGATE is a semi-in depth presentation of biographical material and pictures of persons and organizations in the Negro community who by their actions and capabilities are contributing to the advancement of the Negro communities in cities throughout the United States and by these contributions are advancing the cultural, economic, educational, fraternal and civic as well as civil rights for Americans during these challenging sixties.]
The magazine opens with a long feature article by Allan Schoener, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, “Harlem On My Mind,” with photographs from the exhibition on the history and people of Harlem. Throughout are articles and profiles of African American business leaders and organizations including the National Newspaper Publishers Association, National Insurance Association, American Bridge Association, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Federation of Masons of the World, National Medical Association, National Dental Association, National Dental Assistant’s Association, National Dental Hygienists Association, and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. There are also profiles and articles about community leaders, organizations, and events such as the NAACP 1969 National Convention, Morehouse College, including alumni Julian Bond and Martin Luther King, Jr., Prince Hall Lodge, National Urban League, the National Pan-Hellenic Corporation, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 70th Elks Grand Lodge Convention, Daughters of Isis and the Imperial Council of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Also included are mentions of performers and artists Raymond St. Jacques, Leontyne Price, Richard Hunt, Diahanne Carroll and Sammy Davis, Jr. as well as an article on the community of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
There are approximately 150 pages 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 scotch.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by Digital Volunteers
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  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
U.S. History, 1969-2001  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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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture