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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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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 Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 822-5440
Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
Inner Harbor/City Center
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Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
Inner Harbor/City Center
400 E. Lexington Street Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-3939
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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Westside
P.O. Box 23773 Baltimore, MD 21223
(443) 327-9789
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Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens
West - Less than 10 miles
3100 Swann Drive Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 396-0008

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African American History & Culture Trip Ideas

Baltimore Museums

With so many museums celebrating art, American history, family heritage, and even all things zany, you could spend weeks in Baltimore visiting one each day and…

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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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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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Maryland Multicultural City and State Resources

In Maryland, stories of people from every background and culture are told at the state’s museums, parks and trails. …

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