National Blacks In Wax Museum

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The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum 1601-03 East North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
Office: 410-563-3404
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Begin your day with a visit to the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, America's first and only wax museum of African American history and culture. The museum houses more than 100 life-size and lifelike wax figures presented in dramatic and historical scenes, and takes you through the pages of time with wax figures featuring special lighting, sound effects and animation. Frederick Douglass, Harriett Tubman, Benjamin Banneker and Billie Holiday, as well as many other national figures chronicle the history of African people from around the globe. The experience is highlighted by a dramatic walk through a replica of a slave ship complete with Middle Passage history.

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture Don't miss the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. The largest museum of its kind on the East Coast shares globally, and with integrity, the human drama of Maryland's African American experience. The history of African Americans in Baltimore is one of power, courage and tenacity. Our city has been home to many "freedom fighters" - individuals who chose liberty, transformation and human rights over comfort and personal security.

Baltimore Civil War Museum Built in 1851, the Baltimore Civil War Museum is housed in the President Street railroad station, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The site also played a pivotal role in the Pratt Street Riot, the first incident of bloodshed in the Civil War, and features exhibits on Baltimore's Colored troops that served in the war.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Headquarters(NAACP) Today, be sure to see the NAACP National Headquarters. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the oldest, largest and strongest civil rights organization in the United States, moved its headquarters to Baltimore in 1986. The building includes a library that holds national civil rights archives and its grounds feature a memorial garden to writer Dorothy Parker.

The St. Francis Academy The St. Francis Academy, established in 1828, is the oldest continuously operating black educational institution in the United States. Founded by Mother Mary Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the building has served as a dormitory for the nuns, a girl's boarding school, a girl's day school, and an orphanage. Today it provides a quality education for children of color in the inner city. Learn why miracles still happen here!

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