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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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Patterson Park Boat Lake
Eastern and Milton Avenues Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 396-9392
Accent on Baltimore
Accent on Baltimore
West - 10 to 20 miles
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Accent on Baltimore
West - 10 to 20 miles
P.O. Box 20235 Baltimore, MD 21284
(443) 279-5055
Heavy Seas Beer
Heavy Seas Beer
South - Less than 10 miles
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Heavy Seas Beer
South - Less than 10 miles
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd. Baltimore, MD 21227
(410) 247-7822
Baltimore Rent-A-Tour
Baltimore Rent-A-Tour
Federal Hill
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Baltimore Rent-A-Tour
Federal Hill
1340 A South Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 464-7994

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August 21, 2014 – August 24, 2014
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