Love, Edgar A.
Edgar A. Love was born in Harrisburg, Virginia in 1891. He attended Howard University and was one of the founders of Omega Psi Phi, the first African American fraternity chartered at a historically black college. Following his graduation from Howard, Love attended Boston University and earned a degree in Sacred Theology. He served in World War I as a chaplain, and upon his return from Europe, Love began teaching classes in history and the bible at Morgan College. In 1961, he endorsed a petition requesting executive clemency from President Kennedy for imprisoned civil rights activist, Carl Braden.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)
- Letter: Atlanta, Georgia, to James Dombrowski, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960 August 16 (Letters (correspondence))
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph [Image of Southern Conference Educational Fund meeting minutes] (Minutes)
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph of a signed petition calling for an executive pardon for Carl Braden, Atlanta, Georgia, 1961 (Petitions)
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph [Southern Conference Educational Fund meeting minutes] (Minutes)