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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

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Nice reflection area

A very well done artwork with a beautiful message. This is a very fun walkable area so make sure to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CPORT65
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Andover, Minnesota
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Enjoyed walking from plaque to plaque along the sidewalk by the memorial reading the bits and... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
StephanyW
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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well done artwork with a beautiful message. This is a very fun walkable area so make sure to take it all in!

Thank CPORT65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue in the middle of Downtown Annapolis portrays the statute of Kunta Kinte who helped teach the young people how to read. Worth a look.

Thank Madison9945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the Saturday we were in town, there was a local Kunta Kinta festival going on at the dock. Several dozen popups, food, vendors, music... We strolled around for about 15 minutes.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not exactly a destination. Interesting if passing by. Statue catches the eye but make time to read the plaques along the walk. Really bring to mind images from Roots.

Thank scampi745
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is at the wharf, in a corner. Not much to say about it accept perhaps a place to seat, if the seawall is filled.

Thank Johnny T
Reviewed August 30, 2018

If you are walking through downtown Annapolis, make a stop at the Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial which honors the author of "Roots" and remembers those who were brought to this nation in bondage.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Check out the lawsuit by Harold Courlander against Alex Haley. The story did not spring from Alex's thought train but rather railroad somebody else's intellectual capital

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Enjoyed walking from plaque to plaque along the sidewalk by the memorial reading the bits and pieces. I'm a fan of Alex Haley and Roots, so this was fun to see.

Thank StephanyW
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The statues are well worth the time it takes to read the tablets in the exhibit. A good way of telling an important story.

Thank aspenbc
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Very close to the water and happenings in Annapolis. Close to restaurants and such, parking is always an adventure.

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