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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 Blacks in Wax Museum, and the annual African American Festival. 

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The Washington Monument and Mt. Vernon Place
Mount Vernon
699 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-5070
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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Historic Jonestown
830 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 263-1800
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Yacht Charters on the Bay by Watermark
Inner Harbor
555 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 268-7601
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
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Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
15 Lloyd St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 732-6400

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