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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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Maryland Historical Society
Mount Vernon
201 W. Monument Street Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 685-3750
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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Washington Monument and Mt. Vernon Place
Mount Vernon
699 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-5070

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