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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Address: Annapolis, MD
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Ranked #16 of 41 Attractions in Annapolis
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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147 reviews 147 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

as we wandered around the historic old town and waterfront, we happened upon this series of sculptures and quotes. Very moving! So glad we found them.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A very moving reminder of the importation of slaves to Maryland and a tribute to Alex Haley for his writing of "Roots". It is a small memorial with a huge message and well worth a visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a nice attraction of the Annapolis historical center tour. There's not much to see, 5 minutes and you're done.

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djk_9
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It is a series of life size statues on the harbor walkway, depicting children listening to stories. Nice picture spot.

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new jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i dont think I would go out of my way to see this attraction. But you will walk right by it if your by the water front.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Being centrally located means it is surrounded by car traffic, restaurants and gift stores. That gives it great visibility but is not conducive to reflecting on his life or the meaning of Roots. Luckily, several museums in town do provide that.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This memorial commemorates the little-known fact that Annapolis was once a center of the slave trade. The memorial is a striking sculpture of the author Alex Haley, who wrote ROOTS, telling children about his ancestor, Kunta Kinte, who was brought to America through the harbor. It's a quiet but powerful memorial.

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Mitchellville, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This memorial is at the City Dock in Annapolis near Ego Alley. The statue recognizes the roll that Annapolis played in the history of America for the sale of slaves on the city dock, and Alex Haley's telling the story of Kunta Kinte in the film series "Roots"..

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Bradenton, United States
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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75 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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