Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

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Coordinates: 39°17′15″N 76°36′14″W / 39.28750°N 76.60389°W / 39.28750; -76.60389 The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture is an African-American museum located at 830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Opened in 2005, the museum is dedicated to showing the struggles for self-determination made by African American Marylanders.[1] The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and was named after Reginald F. Lewis, a wealthy African American lawyer and businessman from Baltimore, whose foundation donated $5 million towards the museum's endowment and founding.

Permanent exhibits include "The Strength of the Mind, Things Hold, Lines Connect" and "Building Maryland, Building America". Other facilities include an oral history recording and listening studio, a special exhibition gallery, a 200 seat theater auditorium, a classroom and resource center.


  1. ^ Reginald F. Lewis Museum home page

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