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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Sidewalk At City Dock, Annapolis, MD 21401-1808
+1 410-841-6920
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The bronze work showing Alex Haley, a native of Annapolis, reading to the young children elicits... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PTS95
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Chester, MD
Roots Memorial

I went to see this because I saw a TV program which talked about the original plaque being stolen... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JazzyMan54
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Marietta
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  • Excellent42%
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  • Average21%
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Sidewalk At City Dock, Annapolis, MD 21401-1808
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Reviewed yesterday

The bronze work showing Alex Haley, a native of Annapolis, reading to the young children elicits such a feeling of warmth, especially the first time you, probably, accidentally stumble across it.

Thank PTS95
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to see this because I saw a TV program which talked about the original plaque being stolen and how they erected a more fitting memorial. It is located right at the waterfront and close to the town center. I was also informed that...More

Thank JazzyMan54
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculpture is a joy. The fact that The Kunta Kinte Sculpture was a memorial to Alex Haley and his wonderful writings was a surprise to me. I didn't know the connection to Maryland and the fact that the television movie of "Roots" was so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this monument while walking through Annapolis. Great tribute to a story that needs to be remembered and re-told

Thank fred e
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alex Haley is depicted in bronze...seated and reading to children. Plaques around the statues quote portions from the book, ROOTS. This is a moving, but user friendly memorial in a portion of the harbor in Annapolis that is frequented by families with children. Lovely.

Thank JoAnn P
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

You always get a certain feeling when you are at a historical place, but the feeling of actually standing where the slave ships docked and the spot where slaves were actually sold is something different. Hard to explain. This is a great tribute to a...More

Thank Tony P
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

The memorial is Alex Haley reading to kids. it's a fun memorial down by the docks with three informational plaques.

Thank Eric P
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

The sculpture is well done with a unique layout. Its in the downtown area and I think it at least causes people to stop and ponder the plight of Haley's ancestors.

Thank SouthSkookPorkchop
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Not a lot to say about this. Bronze statute of Alex Haley remembering "Roots". Not a lot to it, but in a very busy area at the docks. Small Park around it, nothing special. There are a lot of shops and restaurants nearby.

Thank Wano16
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

As we were walking out of Pusser's over to the water, we happened to see the memorial. It's well done and placed in an area for easy access. Makes for good picture opportunities, but also to read about the meaning.

Thank Timothy K
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