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By Eva Semien Baham,Rev. Mallery Callahan

Covington is the seat of St. Tammany Parish govt and sits north of Lake Pontchartrain within the New Orleans metropolitan zone. documents from 1727 exhibit 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 coated approximately each profession wanted for the advance and sustenance of a seriously forested sector. For greater than 2 hundred years in Covington, African american citizens remodeled their second-class prestige through grounding themselves in shared spiritual and social values. They prepared church buildings, colleges, civic agencies, benevolent societies, athletic institutions, and companies to deal with their wishes and to have a good time their joys.

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