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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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Clifton Park
2801 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 243-3500
The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore
The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore
North - Less than 10 miles
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The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore
North - Less than 10 miles
(410) 396-7102
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Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association
Mount Vernon
1221 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 528-1919
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539

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