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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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Vino 301 Wine Concierge
South - 20+ miles
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Vino 301 Wine Concierge
South - 20+ miles
12333 Quarterback Court Bowie, MD 20720
(301) 807-2683
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Yacht Charters on the Bay by Watermark
Inner Harbor
555 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 268-7601
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
North - Less than 10 miles
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The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
North - Less than 10 miles
1601-03 E. North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 563-3404
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Union Craft Brewing
Hampden
1700 Union Ave. Baltimore, MD 21211
(443) 414-8445

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