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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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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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Experience African-American Culture in Baltimore

Take a walk through history, from the earliest days of American independence to the present.…

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Sacred Spaces

Glance at Baltimore’s skyline and you can’t help but notice spires, towers, and domes scattered throughout the city. There are more than 600 churches and synagogues here.…

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