Baltimore has always had a significant African American population. Even though Maryland was a slave state, Baltimore had a larger Black free population than it slave population. Baltimore’s proximity to Washington DC puts it in the same market commercially. It also makes the combined DC-Baltimore Black population the second largest in the US after New York City with 2.2 million. The city itself is steep in Black culture and home to three Historically Black Schools: Morgan State University, Coppin State University and Sojourner Douglas College.
Baltimore Detailed ACS Census Report for 2011
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