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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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Lexington Market
Lexington Market
Westside
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Lexington Market
Westside
400 W. Lexington St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 685-6169
Fire Museum of Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland
North - 10 to 20 miles
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Fire Museum of Maryland
North - 10 to 20 miles
1301 York Rd. Lutherville, MD 21093
(410) 321-7500
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Carroll Park Bike and Skate Facility
800 Baynard St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 396-7019

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African American History & Culture Trip Ideas

Legends & Legacies Heritage Bus Tour

Baltimore invites visitors to discover the city’s deep-rooted African-American story on the Legends & Legacies Heritage Bus Tour.…

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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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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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Black History Month in Baltimore

Black History Month 2016 has ended, but please make sure that you check back for events that will be happening next year.  …

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