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E.K. Love (1850-1900)

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Creator:Martin, Sandy Dwayne
Title:E.K. Love (1850-1900)
Date:2005 Feb. 18

Encyclopedia article about E. K. Love, minister, missionary, and a prominent Baptist leader and writer in nineteenth-century Georgia. Dedicated to fighting racism, Love was also a political activist whose efforts in Savannah foreshadowed the civil rights movement. He attended the Augusta Institute (later Morehouse College) and served as pastor of a number of churches, including the historic First African Baptist Church in Savannah from 1885 to 1900. King headed the black Georgia Baptist State Convention, the Baptist Foreign Mission Convention (in 1889, 1890, 1891, and 1893), and the National Baptist Convention.

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Subjects:Love, E. K. (Emanuel King), 1850-1900 | African American clergy--Georgia--Savannah | African American political activists--Georgia--Savannah | African Americans--Georgia--Savannah--Politics and government | Savannah (Ga.) | Chatham County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2005-02-18
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