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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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Maryland Historical Society
Mount Vernon
201 W. Monument Street Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 685-3750
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 Road Lutherville, MD 21093
(410) 321-7500
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Capitol Services, Inc., a DMC Network Company
South - 20+ miles
108 N. Virginia Ave. Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 584-2460
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Baltimore Tours & Crawls
Fell's Point
888 S.Broadway
443-333-4774

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