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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 4 October 2018
Andover, Minnesota
Great Place for Reflection

It is important to reflect on history, whether negative or positive so people do not repeat the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

It is important to reflect on history, whether negative or positive so people do not repeat the mistakes or misdeeds of the past.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rimjhim1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice historical statue at the foot of Ego Alley which commemorates Alex Haley and his work. It is close to nearby carry-out food vendors, so it is common for folks to eat their snacks or lunch there. Nothing too dramatic, you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Berry J
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This sculpture is a fitting tribute to Alex Haley and his contributions to the world. Mr. Haley is seated, relaying his family story to several small children. It evokes many emotions to the viewer, bringing back the story of "Roots" to our minds, hearts and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CPORT65
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Madison9945
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike O
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scampi745
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 690johnnyt
Reviewed 31 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dkavan11
Reviewed 27 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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