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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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Enoch Pratt Free Library
Mount Vernon
400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 396-5395
Charm City Food Tours
Charm City Food Tours
South - 20+ miles
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Charm City Food Tours
South - 20+ miles
Fell's Point, Little Italy, Mt. Vernon & Federal Hill Alexandria, VA 22314
(202) 683-8847
Baltimore Trolley Tours
Baltimore Trolley Tours
South - 10 to 20 miles
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Baltimore Trolley Tours
South - 10 to 20 miles
6809 Ritchie Highway Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 768-1148
Terrapin Adventures
Terrapin Adventures
South - 10 to 20 miles
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Terrapin Adventures
South - 10 to 20 miles
8600 Foundry Streeet Savage, MD 20763
(301) 725-1313

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