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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Annapolis, MD
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Ranked #13 of 43 attractions in Annapolis
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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314 reviews 314 reviews
89 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

An amazing tribute. Reminds you to be grateful to all who suffered and sacrificed for the rest of us to be free.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Located on the dockside in town, there are beautiful statutes of Alex Haley reading to children. Lovely.

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charlotte, nc
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164 reviews 164 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Alex Haley's legacy is one of in stilling genealogy and ancestry in generations of Blacks causing Resurgence in knowing from whence many Black families came. From Roots, to Queen, to Mama Flora's family, Haley's works are captivating, based on his understanding of oral history passed through the family, going back to the Old African (Kunta Kinte). The memorial begins with... More

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Manchester
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I am one of those folks that reads signs and plaques, I was impressed with the simplicity of the presentation. It is touching in it's own way.

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annapolis, md
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177 reviews 177 reviews
30 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I wish people would read everything before they make snap judgements about an attraction such as this. The book "Roots" was based on the Alex Haley's ancestors (particularly Kunta Kinte) who were brought to Annapolis Harbor, under extreme conditions on slave ships from Africa. The historic Market House that now serves as a food court of sorts, used to be... More

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great location, where it's frequently passed by pedestrians. Well worth a pause to read the plaque and get some pictures.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Roots (Kunte Kinte) story began here. Statue allows for children to sit at the lap of its author, at City Dock where KK came on land.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I wasn't impressed. It's a memorial for an author, based on a character in his book. What's more to say?

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