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Marker honoring Va. leader to be dedicated Saturday

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - A state historical marker will be dedicated this week in Harrisonburg in memory of a favorite son who was an African-American religious and educational leader.

The marker honoring Edgar Amos Love will be dedicated Saturday at John Wesley United Methodist Church.

Born in 1891, Love was a student at Howard University in 1911 when he co-founded Omega Psi Phi, the first fraternity established at a historically black college. Ordained a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Love served overseas as an Army chaplain during World War.

As a bishop in the 1950s, he worked to desegregate the church and was dedicated to social justice. Love died in 1974.

The historical marker was issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

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