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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Annapolis, MD
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Ranked #15 of 46 Attractions in Annapolis
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
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Bradenton, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our family stopped at the memorial to rest our feet and to talk more about what this historical place was about. It was crazy to think what had happened here. It was neat to see the memorial and to be able to walk in and around it.

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Virginia Beach
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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Interesting but not particularly absorbing. Statues portray Alex Haley standing with three statue children attentively listening. Partake the view as you walk along the bulkhead of the harbor.

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Churchton, Maryland
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24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The quotes from Roots are lovely, and the statues themselves are vivid and alive. But what I love most is that it's installed in a way that encourages you to interact with them...and people DO. It's very moving to see little human people gathered in a pile among the statue kids. Beautiful.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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509 reviews 509 reviews
242 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
54 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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