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African American History & Culture

Since Baltimore's founding in the early 1700s, the large black population has been making contributions to its growth and development both physically and spiritually. While slavery was legal in Maryland, there were more free blacks in Baltimore than there were slaves. The free blacks established churches and organizations to fight against persecution, resulting in an abundant number of black churches still standing in the city today.

Significant Baltimore black history and culture sites and events include the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, the The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, and the annual African American Festival.

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Cruises on the Bay by Watermark
Inner Harbor
at the Finger Piers Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 268-7600
McHenry Row
McHenry Row
Locust Point
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McHenry Row
Locust Point
1580 Key Hwy. Baltimore, MD 21230
(844) 852-1410
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
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Baltimore Rowing and Resources Center
3301 Waterview Ave. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-3840

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