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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:
New York Giants, American, founded 1925  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
United Negro College Fund, American, founded 1944  Search this
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American, 1908 - 1972  Search this
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, American, 1908 - 1973  Search this
Jackie Robinson, American, 1919 - 1972  Search this
President Harry S. Truman, American, 1884 - 1972  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Howard University Medical Alumni Association, Inc., American, founded 1871  Search this
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps, American, founded 1916  Search this
Sovereign Military Order of Malta, founded 1099  Search this
Steven N. Lockett, American  Search this
The Girl Friends, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
Simeon Golar, American, 1929 - 2013  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Gordon Parks, American, 1912 - 2006  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Dr. Kenneth Clark, American, 1914 - 2005  Search this
Whitney Moore Young Jr., American, 1921 - 1971  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National Association of Broadcasters, American  Search this
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Spelman College, American, founded 1881  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Gladys W. Dixon, American, born 1901  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
National Insurance Association, American, founded 1921  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
Clara Hale, American, 1905 - 1992  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 3/8 × 3/8 in. (27.5 × 21.2 × 0.9 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Bahamas, Caribbean, North and Central America
A 1973 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine shows a collage of black and white portrait photographs tinted in bright pink, green, yellow, purple, orange, and blue. In the top left corner is a purple ribbon badge with text that reads [DELEGATE]. Blue text centered at the top reads [1973 DELEGATE]. White text in a black box at the bottom right reads [PLEASE TURN TO PAGES DEVOTED TO YOUR CONVENTION].
The magazine’s content opens on the first page with an editorial note titled “It Was a Frustrating Year…” which recounts events of the past year, including the deaths of Jackie Robinson, President Johnson, President Truman and Attorney Franklin Reeves. There is also a masthead reading [DELEGATE 1973 / 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, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes the New York Giants, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, United Negro College Fund, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., President Lyndon Johnson, Jackie Robinson, President Truman, National Association of Black Social Workers, National Medical Association, Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Steven N. Lockett, The Girl Friends, Inc., National Newspaper Publishers Association, Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Chairman of the Housing Authority of New York City Simeon Golar, NAACP, Gordon Parks, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, National Urban League, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Dr. Kenneth Clark, Whitney M. Young, National Dental Association, The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., National Association of Broadcasters, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Spelman College, Morehouse College, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Shriners International, Gladys W. Dixon, Daughters of Isis, 369th Veterans Association, National Association of Black Travel Agents, National Insurance Association, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. There are also short features on the travel destinations Barbados and Jamaica and the children’s charity Hale House.
There are 256 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 Johnny Walker Red Label 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
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
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Travel  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
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture