Edgar Amos Love

Edgar Amos Love (HM1OEC)

Location: Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 27.176', W 78° 51.589'

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Edgar Amos Love, son of a Methodist minister,
was born in Harrisonburg in 189l. On 17 Nov.
19ll, 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.
Marker NumberA-120
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 686750 N 4258240
Decimal Degrees38.45293333, -78.85981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 27.176', W 78° 51.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 27' 10.56" N, 78° 51' 35.34" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-462 Sterling St, Harrisonburg VA 22802, US
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