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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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Chesapeake Charm
Chesapeake Charm
Historic Jonestown
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Chesapeake Charm
Historic Jonestown
844 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(301) 572-7744
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Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum
Fell's Point
1417 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 685-0295
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Yacht Charters on the Bay by Watermark
Inner Harbor
555 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 268-7601
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Enoch Pratt Free Library
Mount Vernon
400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 396-5395

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