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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

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Address: Annapolis, MD

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Quiet Reflection

We were visiting the waterfront area and saw this grouping of beautiful statues and stopped to see the artistry and read the historical statements. The area is very small but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joey P
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Denton, Texas

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Grasonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

take the time read the signs, take time to take in the history. Look around see the water or look up the hill at church circle and watch the activities going on. normally there are someone playing music or art work going on,

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Thank Kara D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The set of statues are intriguing as they children sit to hear the stories being told. As Alex is sitting on a bench of sorts this provides ample seating for group photos around his figure.

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Thank Steven I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This sculpture is at the end of downtown Annapolis, right at the harbor. It is located in a small paved clearing with seating around it. Even if you're not tnierested in the sculpture, the view is spectacular!

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the waterfront area and saw this grouping of beautiful statues and stopped to see the artistry and read the historical statements. The area is very small but there is sufficient area to rest for a while and reflect on the historical perspectives.

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Thank Joey P
Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

In a way this memorial seems out of place where it is, most people just walk by and never glance at it, it is right in the pedestrian walk way. There are several places to sit in this area and you could take the time to enjoy and relax and reflect on history.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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 November 16, 2016

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 November 14, 2016

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 November 13, 2016

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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