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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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Upton Boxing Center
Upton
1901 Pennsylvania Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217
(443) 984-3655
Port Discovery Children's Museum
Port Discovery Children's Museum
Inner Harbor/City Center
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Port Discovery Children's Museum
Inner Harbor/City Center
35 Market Pl. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-8120
Greater Baltimore History Alliance
Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
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Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
P.O. Box 375 Brooklandville, MD 21022
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Patterson Park Boat Lake
Eastern and Milton Avenues Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 396-9392

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