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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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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Historic Jonestown
830 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 263-1800
B&O Railroad Museum
B&O Railroad Museum
Washington Village
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B&O Railroad Museum
Washington Village
901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 752-2490
Baltimore Heritage
Mount Vernon
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Baltimore Heritage
Mount Vernon
11 1/2 W. Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 332-9992
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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Downtown West
P.O. Box 23773 Baltimore, MD 21223
(443) 327-9789

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June 25, 2016 – July 30, 2016
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' Bring Your Own Grog' Cruise
May 5, 2016 – August 27, 2016
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10th Annual Baltimore Improv Festival
July 25, 2016 – July 31, 2016
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2016 Cal Ripken World Series
July 29, 2016 – August 6, 2016
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