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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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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's AFRAM African American Festival

Come back for 2019 dates AFRAM, Baltimore's African American festival returns August 11-12…

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Family Friendly Baltimore

Pack up the kids and head to Baltimore, a city with a rich history and beautiful waterfront views.…

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CIAA Basketball Tournament comes to Baltimore

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA®), the nation’s first African American athletic conference, has selected B…

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