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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.

Featured Places to Visit

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
Druid Hill Park
Druid Hill Park
North - Less than 10 miles
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Druid Hill Park
North - Less than 10 miles
3001 East Drive Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 396-7070
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Top of the World Observation Level
Inner Harbor
27th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-VIEW
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The Avenue Bakery
Druid
2229 Pennsylvania Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 225-3881

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African American History & Culture Trip Ideas

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