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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

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A nice picture opportunity

The memorial was very pretty and of course there will be a lot of people wanting to take pictures here. My only advice would be to understand what this memorial is and don't let... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Bel Air, Maryland
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Akron, Ohio
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well done portrayal right near the waters edge downtown. It’s of Haley though, not of his enslaved anscetor.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I loved Roots, both the book and the movie. This memorial is a nice tribute, but I wish that it were more majestic. It takes maybe five minutes to see it in its entirety and to read the description. It is definitely something to stop and look at if you're in down town Annapolis, but I wouldn't go to Annapolis... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This memorial is right in the middle of everything near the water and shows what an inclusive city Annapolis aims to be. Maryland is not afraid to acknowledge the past and show their leadership in the belief of equality.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The memorial was very pretty and of course there will be a lot of people wanting to take pictures here. My only advice would be to understand what this memorial is and don't let your kids/adults in your party sit on the statues.

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Rockville, Maryland
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Kids and adults love to have a seat and get their photo taken on the bench with the bronze figures. It is located at the top of 'ego alley' so you can't miss it when walking in downtown.

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metro area Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The memorial is in the center of town on Annapolis Harbor. It has several life size children listening to a story reader. A pleasant surprise when you are walking around and come upon this memorial!

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Whittier, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A special Annapolis secret... this memorial is actually the start of the African American walking tour. You can get the brochure at the visitors center and it takes you all over Annapolis as a self guided walking tour. This spot was the unloading area for the slaves as they came from African. But there is A LOT of positive African... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great tribute. Stop for a few minutes and read the history behind it and explain it to your children. It's a wonderful statue, in the most central part of Annapolis.

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

How quaint this memorial is as it is located on the square Nice tribute to Alex Hayley Appropriately placed

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Makes you stop and think! Beautiful sculpture...right in the heart of the downtown. Enjoyed seeing children blend right in with the sculpture.

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