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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 The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, and the annual African American Festival.

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Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass' Birth Events

National Great Black in Wax Museum Janurary 1 - December 31 …

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Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee

In Honor of Black History Month and the bicentennial celebration of Frederick Douglass' birth, many of the city’s top cultural attractions will gather under one roof on February 17, 2018…

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Baltimore in the Civil War

Civil War Baltimore offers a look at a large American city — at the time, the third largest in the country — in a state that did not secede but was, nevertheless, overseen and at time…

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