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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 sector. documents from 1727 exhibit 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 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 area. For greater than 2 hundred years in Covington, African americans reworked their second-class prestige via grounding themselves in shared spiritual and social values. They prepared church buildings, colleges, civic firms, benevolent societies, athletic institutions, and companies to handle their wishes and to have fun their joys.

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