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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

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Address: Annapolis, MD

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Very moving

This is a statue and a set of plaques......each plaque had a message. I found it quite moving. It is located in a pretty area near the water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

But really only worth a few minutes of gander if it is the same memorial we saw on the pier. Close to the water...this is the Chesapeake bay. Great view. Water seems overly traveled.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a statue and a set of plaques......each plaque had a message. I found it quite moving. It is located in a pretty area near the water.

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Pasco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Almost missed this when I was in the harbor area, as I was walking on the other side - but definitely well worth seeing!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This memorial has become a key site in downtown Annapolis! Well done and so educational (the plaques along the outside wall along city dock. I am moved each time I visit it. It must impact everyone who takes the time to view it.

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CT
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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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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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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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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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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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