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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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Autobahn Indoor Speedway
Autobahn Indoor Speedway
South - 10 to 20 miles
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Autobahn Indoor Speedway
South - 10 to 20 miles
8251 Preston Court Jessup, MD 20794
(410) 880-0010
Druid Hill Park
Druid Hill Park
North - Less than 10 miles
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Druid Hill Park
North - Less than 10 miles
3001 East Drive Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 396-7070
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McFadden Art Glass
Canton
6800 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 631-6039
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Baltimore National Heritage Area Trails & Tours
Inner Harbor
401 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 878-6411

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