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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

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Address: Annapolis, MD

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Small peaceful are by the waterfront. A number of places to sit and reflect( and do a photo-op). If you are old enough to remember Roots, this is a must stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A place on a bench to relax and reflect. It is a small but powerful reminder allowing you to think and feel good. Not every place does that. We found it by accident on the square at City Dock. Lucky us

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Annapolis, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rarely does on see passers-by show interest in these statues. They seem to just be in the way and distract from the ambiance that downtown once had and the wasted space could be reclaimed to ease the pedestrian traffic flow. I absolutely love the theme of heritage and passing it down through the generations but it is a love for... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small peaceful are by the waterfront. A number of places to sit and reflect( and do a photo-op). If you are old enough to remember Roots, this is a must stop.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know about this memorial until we were enjoying a walk around the harbor and happened on the sculpture. Nice to look at and easy to incorporate in any walk around the historic center of town.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Loved walking around the very pet friendly Annapolis. Read the plaques surrounding the Kunta Kinte area.

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Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Every time I'm in town I stop and read the text near the statue. It's a place to stop and reflect on a little of America's history. Sit down and relax. You're near the water and people watching is at it's best while you're visiting one of Maryland's most beautiful cities.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a nice little spot in downtown Annapolis that is right by the wwater. Definitely the perfect spot to it and relax after a long walk around downtown.

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Alvin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great sculpture and teaching history which ties the past and the present together in a fitting monument.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a set of life-size statues to pay homage to Alex Haley and the inspiration for the series Roots. It is to highlight Annapolis' place in the slave trade, and was where Kunta Kinte was sold. There really isn't much to it, but an acknowledgement to the past and to demonstrate the importance of historical research.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

I remember the TV serie Roots where we had to wait a week for the next episode. It was a fantastic TV production with a story that left nobody untouched. And now many years later while visiting Annapolis i see people standing next to some bronze statues and then i see the name Kunta Kinte. Talk about deja vu feeling.... More 

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