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Address: Annapolis, MD

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Nice memorial and educational

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Pasco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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new jersey
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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