AN HISTORICAL EVENT.
This number of the A. M. E. REVIEW is stitched and
bound entirely at our own Book Concern, 631 Pine Street,
Philadelphia. This, with Dr. Alex. Crummell's article,
" The Solution of Problems," issued as a reprint pamphlet
from his contribution in this issue of the REVIEW, are
the first jobs to come from our own bindery. Heretofore our
stitching and binding have been done by contract on the
outside. The race, as well as the Church, is to be congratut-
lated on this step forward, and on the good business manage-
ment which made it possible. We are gratified that in his-
tory the REVIEW must stand as the FIRST PUBLICA-
TION ISSUED FROM THE FIRST REGULAR BOOK-
BINDERY OWNED AND OPERATED BY NE-
GROES IN AMERICA. This is on the sixth day of
WE may be pardoned for calling attention to our cover, which has
changed color and received a design expressly commemorative of the
associated ideas of Easter and Missons.
WE close volume xiv. with the April ('98) REVIEW. This marks
the completion of two volumes under the present editorial charge.
The public press, without regard to race-variety, have quoted and
clipped from these pages with a copiousness that establishes the value
of the matter furnished; while our files show such a general apprecia-
tion from the Bishops and ranks of the ministry and laity, in and out
of the A. M. E Church, that this reference is made to indicate our
gratitude for the assistance God has given us in conducting this
engine of thought to the edification of the race which we love and
for which we work.