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The 1985 20th Anniversary issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover has a white background featuring a grid of twenty-eight (28) portrait photographs. Under each photograph the name of the man or woman pictured is printed in red. At the upper left of the cover is a red ribbon badge with white text on a black background. It reads [1985]. To the right of the ribbon is [DELEGATE] in decorative blue & white block lettering with [20th ANNIVERSARY] printed underneath in red. Red text in the lower right corner reads [WASHINGTON / The Seat of / Government / & Education / 1900-1985 / Page 359]. The spine of the magazine is white with blue text that reads [DELEGATE, 1985 - The 9th Year of the 3rd Century].The magazine’s content opens with an untitled editorial note recounting the events since the first issue of Delegate was published in 1965. This is followed by a masthead, set in white text against a black background reading [DELEGATE, 1983], and a table of contents.The content then continues with profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, events, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes the NAACP, National Urban League, Bottle and Cork Club, Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Black Achievers in Industry, The Northeasterners, National Association of Black Women Attorneys, The Beaux Arts Ball, Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, National Urban Affairs Council, Raymond A. Jordan Jr, Frederick Douglass...
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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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  1. Advertising
  2. African American
  3. African Americans
  4. Alexander, Leslie L
  5. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
  6. Association For The Study Of African American Life And History
  7. Association Of Black Women Attorneys
  8. Associations And Institutions
  9. Basie, Count
  10. Business
  11. Carats, Inc
  12. Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc
  13. Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc
  14. Communities
  15. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  16. Fraternal Organizations
  17. Fraternities
  18. Government
  19. Hbc Us (Historically Black Colleges And Universities)
  20. Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc
  21. Jordan, Raymond A
  22. Journalism
  23. Labor
  24. Labor Unions
  25. Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc
  26. Mass Media
  27. Mays, Benjamin Elijah
  28. Mel Pat Associates
  29. Men
  30. Morehouse College
  31. National Association For Equal Opportunity In Higher Education
  32. National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People
  33. National Association Of Market Developers
  34. National Bankers Association
  35. National Coalition Of 100 Black Women
  36. National Medical Association
  37. National Newspaper Publishers Association
  38. National Sorority Of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc
  39. National United Church Ushers Association Of America, Inc
  40. National Urban Affairs Council
  41. National Urban League
  42. Northside Center For Child Development, Inc
  43. One Hundred Black Men, Inc
  44. Patrick, C. Melvin
  45. Political Organizations
  46. Politics
  47. Prince Hall Freemasonry
  48. Professional Organizations
  49. Religious Groups
  50. Shriners International
  51. Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity
  52. Smithsonian Institution
  53. Social Life And Customs
  54. Society
  55. Sororities
  56. The Links, Incorporated
  57. Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc
  58. U.S. History, 1969 2001
  59. Universities
  60. Urban Life
  61. Women

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