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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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Urban Pirates
Urban Pirates
Fell's Point
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Urban Pirates
Fell's Point
Ann St. Pier Fell's Point, MD 21231
(410) 327-8378
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
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Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
2701 St. Lo Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
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Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum
Westside
918-20 Lemmon St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 347-4747

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Historic Religious Venues & Colleges

Baltimore’s religious venues and colleges are an integral part of our city’s past and present.…

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Travel Back in Time with Ms. Masie

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture  …

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Gallery Reopenings at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Wurtzburger African Art Gallery Reopening April 26, 2015…

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Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad

Before the Civil War, enslaved people used a secret network of routes and sanctuaries to help them reach freedom known as the Underground Railroad.…

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