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H x W x D: 11 × 8 7/16 × 3/8 in. (28 × 21.5 × 0.9 cm)
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Miami, Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
California, United States, North and Central America
Colorado, United States, North and Central America
Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
A 1972 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine shows a collage of black and white photographic portraits of men and women printed against a blue tinted band on the top third, a white band in the middle, and a red tinted band on the bottom third. There is an image of four (4) buttons in the top left that read [DELEGATE / 1972]. The buttons are black, green, and/or red with white text. White text in a black box at the bottom right reads [PLEASE TURN TO PAGES DEVOTED TO YOUR CONVENTION].
The magazine’s content opens with an article titled “365 Days of Black Politics or the Awakening of a Black Giant,” about the Black Convention held in Gary, Indiana and the organization of the Black Assembly. There is also a masthead reading [DELEGATE 1972 / The Anthology and Voice of the Black Convention] and a table of contents.
The content continues with articles and profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, actors, journalists and politicians. This includes the New York Giants, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Prince Hall Masons, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Newspaper Publishers Association, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., National Black Political Convention, Logan H. Westbrook, Roy Wilkins, NAACP, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Tufts University, the Democratic Party and the Republic Party, National Insurance Association, National Urban League, National Council of Negro Women, American Bridge Association, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, The Drifters, Inc., The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Patti Austin, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, National Dental Association, George Leslie Brown, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Otha N. Brown, Jr., the Shriners, Gladys W. Dixon, Daughters of Isis, National Medical Association, National United Church Ushers Association of America, Shirley Chisholm, National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, 369th Veterans Association, IBPOEW, and Amos T. Hall. There are also short profiles on African American politicians in New York, Miami, Detroit, California, Colorado, Connecticut, St. Louis and Atlanta as well as a feature on Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
There are approximately 220 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 Label scotch.