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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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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Station North
1901 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 547-0264
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Historic Ships In Baltimore
Inner Harbor
Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-1797
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Top of the World Observation Level
Inner Harbor
27th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-VIEW
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
South - 20+ miles
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Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
South - 20+ miles
500 N. Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 822-5440

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Gallery Reopenings at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Wurtzburger African Art Gallery Reopened April 26, 2015…

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Black History Month in Baltimore

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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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