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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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Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro Family Skating Center
200 S. Linwood Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 396-9392
Cylburn Arboretum
Cylburn Arboretum
North - Less than 10 miles
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Cylburn Arboretum
North - Less than 10 miles
410-396-4860
Seadog Cruises
Seadog Cruises
Inner Harbor
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Seadog Cruises
Inner Harbor
561 S. Light Street Baltimore, MD 21202
(888) 822-5992
The Avenue Bakery
West - 10 to 20 miles
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The Avenue Bakery
West - 10 to 20 miles
2229 Pennsylvania Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 225-3881

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