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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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Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association
Mount Vernon
1221 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 528-1919
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B&O Railroad Museum
Westside
901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 752-2490
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
Admiral of the Bay, LLC
Admiral of the Bay, LLC
South - 20+ miles
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Admiral of the Bay, LLC
South - 20+ miles
P.O. Box 3262 Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 263-5196

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