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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 convey eleven Africans at the north shore. One individual of African descent was once current on the founding of Covington on July four, 1813. such a lot African american citizens in antebellum Covington have been slaves, with a modest variety of unfastened humans, all of whom lined approximately each career wanted for the advance and sustenance of a seriously forested area. For greater than 2 hundred years in Covington, African american citizens reworked their second-class prestige by way of grounding themselves in shared spiritual and social values. They prepared church buildings, faculties, civic agencies, benevolent societies, athletic institutions, and companies to deal with their wishes and to have fun their joys.

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