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Bicentennial Event - The History of the African-American Community in Covington - June 23

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The Covington Bicentennial Committee will host a Bicentennial commemorative event, The History of the African-American Community in Covington, presented by Dr. Eva Baham, on June 23, 2013. This historical presentation will take place at Fuhrmann Auditorium in the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue, at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Eva Semien Baham, Ph.D., is a former associate professor of history at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

“African Americans have a long history on the Northshore and in Covington.  Their existences date back to the 1700s, when to the present, they have been intricately involved in almost every facet of the development of the area.  Their history is rooted in both spiritual and civic involvement on behalf of the social, cultural and economic advancement of their community, town and country. Unveiling the historic experiences of Covington through the lens of African Americans is an exciting and wonderful journey,” says Dr. Baham.