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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Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum
Bolton Hill
1320 Eutaw Pl. Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 383-8737
Power Plant / The Cordish Company
Inner Harbor
601 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 752-5444
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
1601-03 E. North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 563-3404
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Heavy Seas Beer
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Heavy Seas Beer
South - Less than 10 miles
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd. Halethrope, MD 21227
(410) 247-7822

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