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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial
Based on 84 traveler reviews
A hidden and unique bit of Annapolis history
Nov 18, 2014 by: 52Travel5202 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
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.
A tribute to Alex Haley for the film "Roots".
Nov 01, 2014 by: MJS658 from Mitchellville, Maryland
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"..
A nice place to rest and reflect
Sep 25, 2014 by: Christie M from Bradenton, United States
Our family stopped at the memorial to rest our feet and to talk more about what this historical place was about. It was crazy to think what had happened here. It was neat to see the memorial and to be able to walk in and around it.
Alex Haley statues
Sep 20, 2014 by: Palomino922 from Virginia Beach
Interesting but not particularly absorbing. Statues portray Alex Haley standing with three statue children attentively listening. Partake the view as you walk along the bulkhead of the harbor.
Very moving to see families gathered around it
Sep 17, 2014 by: janebeard from Churchton, Maryland
The quotes from Roots are lovely, and the statues themselves are vivid and alive. But what I love most is that it's installed in a way that encourages you to interact with them...and people DO. It's very moving to see little human people gathered in a pile among the statue kids. Beautiful.
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