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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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Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards
Camden Yards
301 W. Camden St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
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Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro Family Skating Center
200 S. Linwood Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 396-9392
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Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station
Harbor East
601 President St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 220-0290
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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Hampden
1901 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 547-0264

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October 11, 2014 – October 11, 2014
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34th Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
August 21, 2014 – August 24, 2014
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