Birthplace of Dr. Hugo Owens Is Dedicated In Chesapeake

Birthplace of Dr. Hugo Owens Is Dedicated In Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE
The Chesapeake community, members  of the family of Dr. Hugo Owens and elected officials came together on May 26 to  dedicate  a state historical marker  honoring his works and contributions  to Hampton Roads.

The historical marker was placed at the Dr. Owens-Melvin House in Chesapeake, his birthplace.

  The marker notes the civil rights activist’s  career as a  World War II veteran who worked to desegregate public facilities in Portsmouth during the 1950s and 1960s.

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