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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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Harbor East
Harbor East
Harbor East
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Harbor East
Harbor East
650 S. Exeter Street Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 779-4700
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore
Inner Harbor
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore
Inner Harbor
301 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 615-7878
Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
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Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539

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