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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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Experience African-American Culture in Baltimore

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Walk in Frederick Douglass’ Footsteps

With the U.S. government honoring the Maryland-born civil rights pioneer through the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission in 2018, the nation is taking special note of Douglass’ legacy.…

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Explore A Park Near You In Baltimore

  Canton Waterfront Park 3001 Boston Street, 21224…

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Harriet Tubman in Baltimore and Beyond

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