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 quarter. documents from 1727 express 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 loose humans, all of whom coated approximately each profession wanted for the advance and sustenance of a seriously forested zone. For greater than two hundred years in Covington, African americans remodeled their second-class prestige via grounding themselves in shared spiritual and social values. They equipped church buildings, faculties, civic businesses, benevolent societies, athletic institutions, and companies to handle their wishes and to have a good time their joys.

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