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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Tangipahoa Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1869
Seat Amite City
Largest City Hammond
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

823 sq mi (2,132 km²)
791 sq mi (2,049 km²)
32 sq mi (83 km²), 3.9%
 - (2015)
 - Density

153/sq mi (59/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Acolapissa word meaning ear of corn or those who gather corn

Tangipahoa Parish is a parish in the U.S. State of Louisiana. The parish was put together from parts of 4 other parishes in 1869. Before it was a parish, many slaves were forced to work on sugar plantations in the area. After the Civil War, the white people continued to be very violent towards the black people they had enslaved. All across the south, there were lynchings against black people. Tangipahoa Parish had more lynchings than any nearby parish.[1]

Other websites

  1. Michael James Pfeifer, Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947, University of Illinois Press, 2004, pp. 83-84