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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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McFadden Art Glass
Canton
6800 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 631-6039
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Maryland Science Center
Inner Harbor
601 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 685-5225
Charm City Tour
West - Less than 10 miles
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Charm City Tour
West - Less than 10 miles
1723 W. Lexington St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 622-2445
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City Brew Tours Baltimore
Downtown West
99 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 469-8687

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