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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 Blacks in Wax Museum, and the annual African American Festival. 

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Greater Baltimore History Alliance
Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
Historic Sites
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Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
P.O. Box 375 Brooklandville, MD 21022
B&O Railroad Museum
B&O Railroad Museum
Westside
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B&O Railroad Museum
Westside
901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 752-2490
Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Camden Yards
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Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Camden Yards
301 W. Camden St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 625-7060
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Baltimore National Heritage Area Trails & Tours
Inner Harbor
401 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 878-6411

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