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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

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Address: Annapolis, MD

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A Lovely Spot

A lovely spot on the waterfront. A life size sculpture of Alex Haley reading to a group of children, all made of bronze, lying at his feet listening intently. Also, benches... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely spot on the waterfront. A life size sculpture of Alex Haley reading to a group of children, all made of bronze, lying at his feet listening intently. Also, benches, tables and chairs are nearby.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you don't read the plaques, it is very easy not to notice, looks like a street statue. Once you read about it, you understand the memorial. Doesn't take a lot of time, but nice to see.

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is easy to miss if crowed. I saw the story of this missing monument on the history channel, but was glad to see that new monument that has replaced the new one. A very peaceful spot to see ships come in, situated in a historical hotspot.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

"Roots" was one of my favorites books/TV mini-series. So, I was surprised to see this memorial while walking around Annapolis. It was interesting to imagine Alex Haley's ancestors arriving at the city dock back in the day. It's interesting, but not much of an "attraction". If you happen to be walking by, it's worth taking the time to view it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

located down by the water. several plaques with quotes from the book roots. there is a statue of alex huley reading to a group of children. if you happen to be nearby it's worth a stop.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is an informative memorial along the port in Annapolis that could be easily overlooked when crowded. Commemorates a major part of US history (and one to be ashamed of). Peaceful spot. Benches for watching ships come and go as well as people watching. Bit of shade on hot, sunny days. Terrific ice cream shops near by.

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Juba, South Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I this was very nice and interesting. You need to walk and read all the quotes that go down the sides of the water front. Everyone who see the statues stops and looks. So it doesn't s a great idea and a way to educate many.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is at the top of Ego Alley, on the city dock. It is very informative and, if you have the time to read the plaques, you'll learn a lot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It was a nice display. I just wish there was more to it. It was in a nice spot by the water, but I barely noticed it.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A group of lifelike bronze sculptures at the foot of the City Dock reminds visitors of Annapolis's slave-dealing and slave-holding past. It's pretty unobtrusive, but worth a look. The past is worth remembering, lest we repeat it.

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Address: Annapolis, MD
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis

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