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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Annapolis, MD
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Ranked #14 of 43 Attractions in Annapolis
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is really cool, please don't miss it, just follow the crowds to the waterfront area and check out the statue of Alex Haley, the famous author of Roots. But, don't stop there, follow the story of African slaves, by reading the plaques that line the sidewalk. Well done!

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Alexandria, VA
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229 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Highly visible reminder of the darker side of American history, this memorial should not be missed when touring Annapolis. With a focus on the author Alex Haley, its quotations bring back the story the formed the basis of his widely read book about the life of African Americans deeply embedded into the American fabric. Worth the time for reading and... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A reminder of the past, not to be forgotten. A feature to spend time contemplating. A prominent but discrete memorial on the harbour front with a few facts from history.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Just happened upon this during a run. Loved the quotes, loved the view and the history. Right in the art of town by Market Square, you can easily see this when in Annapolis.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Knew it was there but had not seen, seeing the memorial makes one wonder how the people felt as they were unloaded. Thanks Annapolis for the Memorial.

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Anaheim, Ca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The statue is right by the harbor. If you didn't know it was there you might just miss it. There is no cost it's right out in the open.

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Bear, Delaware
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

just walking around the harbor is fascinating - between the people - the boats - the taxi ride boats - the numerous taverns - the historic places - the Naval Academy - the variety of restaurants to explore - and the FOOD to eat ! Gotta love Annapolis !

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We almost literally stumbled on this memorial while we were walking thru the City Dock area of Annapolis. The small group of black statues are intended to commemorate the arrival of Alex Haley's ancestor Kunta Kinte in Annapolis as a slave. A small sign explains what the statues represent. The memorial is pretty well lost in the clutter of streets... More

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Senior Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Kids were impressed with the story and monument was impressive. So glad to see so many intrigued and surrounding it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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328 reviews 328 reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You're bound to see this if walking around the city docks area. It's good for a quick stop and is often crowded with onlookers.

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