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DELEGATE is published by MELPAT ASSOCIATES as a good will 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. 

MELPAT ASSOCIATES are grateful to the  national business firms and the products they have listed for your continued patronage on some of these pages. MELPAT ASSOCIATES thanks you for your acceptance of these products and solicits your continued support.

DELEGATE proudly presents the pictures and short biographical material on the persons who adorn the ensuing pages. Their dedication to duty and service to all Americans serve as an inspiration to the youth of America - and more so to the youth of the Negro community. You say by your achievements, "yes you can - it can be done."

[[image - 4 black men riding in a convertible car (one wearing a suit, one wearing graduation cap and gown, two wearing military dress uniform).  1 black man wearing a suit standing next to the car.]]
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