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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 region. documents from 1727 convey eleven Africans at the north shore. One individual of African descent used to be current on the founding of Covington on July four, 1813. so much African americans in antebellum Covington have been slaves, with a modest variety of loose humans, all of whom coated approximately each career wanted for the improvement and sustenance of a seriously forested quarter. For greater than two hundred years in Covington, African american citizens reworked their second-class prestige through grounding themselves in shared non secular and social values. They prepared church buildings, colleges, civic businesses, benevolent societies, athletic institutions, and companies to handle their wishes and to have fun their joys.

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