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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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Baltimore Visitor Center
Inner Harbor
401 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202
877-BALTIMOR
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Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum
Bolton Hill
1320 Eutaw Pl. Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 383-8737
Terrapin Adventures
Terrapin Adventures
Savage Mills
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Terrapin Adventures
Savage Mills
8600 Foundry Streeet Savage, MD 20763
(301) 725-1313
Charm City Pedal Mill
Charm City Pedal Mill
Fell's Point
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Charm City Pedal Mill
Fell's Point
2028 Fountain St. Baltimore, MD 21231
(443) 956-6455

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Historic Religious Venues & Colleges

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Sacred Spaces

Glance at Baltimore’s skyline and you can’t help but notice spires, towers, and domes scattered throughout the city. There are more than 600 churches and synagogues here.…

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Black History Month Events in Baltimore

Baltimore is an epicenter of African American culture and heritage, with a wealth of organizations honoring our unique cultural legacy year-round, but with particular emphasis on events in January…

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Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee

Saturday, February 18, from noon to 4 p.m.Baltimore Visitor Center, Inner Harbor (The snow date for the event is February 25)…

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