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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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
844 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-1793
Maryland Science Center
Inner Harbor
601 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 685-5225
Baltimore Helicopter Tours: Monumental Helicopters
South - 10 to 20 miles
7505 General Aviation Dr. Ft. Meade, MD 20755
(410) 491-4354
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Arundel Mills
7000 Arundel Mills Cir. Hanover, MD 21076
(443) 755-0011

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2017 Sowebo Arts And Music Festival
May 28, 2017 – May 28, 2017
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22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival
September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017
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