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By Eva Semien Baham,Rev. Mallery Callahan

Covington is the seat of St. Tammany Parish executive and sits north of Lake Pontchartrain within the New Orleans metropolitan quarter. documents from 1727 express eleven Africans at the north shore. One individual of African descent used to be current on the founding of Covington on July four, 1813. such a lot African americans in antebellum Covington have been slaves, with a modest variety of unfastened humans, all of whom lined approximately each career wanted for the improvement and sustenance of a seriously forested quarter. For greater than 2 hundred years in Covington, African american citizens reworked their second-class prestige through grounding themselves in shared spiritual and social values. They prepared church buildings, faculties, civic agencies, benevolent societies, athletic institutions, and companies to handle their wishes and to rejoice their joys.

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