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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Annapolis, MD
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Ranked #15 of 43 attractions in Annapolis
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 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
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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315 reviews 315 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
155 helpful votes 155 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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36 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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