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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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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Historic Jonestown
830 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 263-1800
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
South - Less than 10 miles
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Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
South - Less than 10 miles
1525 Russell St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(443) 931-4200
Charm City Food Tours
Charm City Food Tours
South - 20+ miles
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Charm City Food Tours
South - 20+ miles
Fell's Point, Little Italy, Mt. Vernon & Federal Hill Alexandria, VA 22314
(202) 683-8847
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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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