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Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edgar Amos Love

(1891–1974)

 
 
Edgar Amos Love Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2015
1. Edgar Amos Love Marker
Inscription.  Edgar Amos Love, son of a Methodist minister, was born in Harrisonburg in 189l. On 17 Nov. 1911, while a student at Howard University, he co-founded Omega Psi Phi, the first fraternity established at a historically black college. The organization later expanded beyond the United States. Ordained a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Love served overseas as an army chaplain during World War I. He became a bishop in 1952 and worked to desegregate the church. Dedicated to social justice, he advocated nonviolent protest against discrimination and helped lead the Southern Conference Educational Fund, an interracial civil rights organization.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-120.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list.
 
Location. 38° 27.176′ 
John Wesley United Methodist Church and Edgar Amos Love Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2015
2. John Wesley United Methodist Church and Edgar Amos Love Historical Marker
N, 78° 51.589′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Stering Street and Effinger Street, on the left when traveling north on Stering Street. It is at the John Wesley United Methodist Church and across from the Newtown Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 Sterling St, Harrisonburg VA 22802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newtown Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodbine Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anthony Hockman House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Woodbine Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lucy Frances Simms (approx. 0.4 miles away); Court Square & Springhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harrisonburg (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisonburg.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. (Submitted on October 4, 2015.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 585 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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