Vol. XXVIII., No. 1. JULY, 1911. Whole No. 109.
THE CENTENARY OF DANIEL ALEXANDER PAYNE,
FOURTH BISHOP OF THE AFRICAN METHODIST
The 24th day of February 1911 ended a century since the
beginning of the life of this man, so remarkable and so
serviceable to the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Wilberforce University, under the inspiration of President
W. S. Scarborough, arranged as full a program as possible
in honor of the memory of Bishop D. A. Payne in connection
with the general University program, June 12, 1911. But
the plan of President Scarborough was obscured by the
death cloud, under which one of the brightest lights in the
educational circles of the A. M. E. Church was eclipsed in
the very midst of the memorial program--Rev. Edward W.
Lee, D. D., LL. D., president of Morris Brown College, At-
lanta, Ga., died at the dinner table at Wilberforce, Ohio,
June 12, 1911. This paper and several others were not read
because the special meeting to that end was abandoned.
(This is but an abridged form of the paper.)
A biographical sketch is not attempted here but rather a
few character presentations in the life of a worthy and in-
teresting man, especially in regard to his instigation of and
association with the work of education in the A. M. E.
Church; upon which we gratefully accord to him the title of
Apostle of Education to said Church. It were better how-
ever to style him the Apostle of Educators to the A. M. E.