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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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Landing in Annapolis

Wonderful setting at the Annapolis site at the waterfront. Very scenic in the middle of downtown... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diane K
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Maryland
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Interesting memorial

I stumbled across these life size bronze sculptures of Alex Haley reading to children on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
uktravailer
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful setting at the Annapolis site at the waterfront. Very scenic in the middle of downtown historic Annapolis.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled across these life size bronze sculptures of Alex Haley reading to children on the dockside. Leaving aside the controversy regarding the accuracy of his story, I remember the TV dramatization of Roots from when I was a child and the story has stuck...More

Thank uktravailer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The memorial and statue were very interesting, but it was hard to enjoy. For one, the information plaque was across the street from the statue and it took a minute to figure out where it was. Also, both times we walked by other people were...More

Thank goldenparadox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really just a couple of life sized statues sitting on the dock in Downtown Annapolis. Few explanations or anything else.

Thank MikeE73
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial in Annapolis gives a quick view and education of the horrible plight of slavery. Some controversy seems to surround the book/series Roots but certainly an interesting water-side memorial to a very real issue.

Thank CBArnold
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I used this trip as a teaching experience for my grandson. Then I was amazed to find out about the extent of the slave trade in Maryland and to visit the site where Kunte Kinte arrived in America was quite interesting.

Thank zablob
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I viewed the Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial in August 2017. Alex Haley was the author of Roots which I remember watching many years ago. Kunta Kinte was one of the first slaves to arrive in America. I took the time to read the...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We live in Annapolis and took my wife's cousin on a tour of the City the other day. Ego Alley is always a good place to see the boats in the harbor or people watch during tourist season. However, the best time to visit is...More

Thank Cookiebob
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Please take the time to stop and LOOK AT THIS MEMORIAL. I can't tell you how many parents had to pull their rambunctious kids off it. It's not a playground. Read the plaques, understand the story and internalize the message.

Thank agecea
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I walked past this several times without even paying attention to it, after all there are statues all over the place around here. But once I realized what it was it didn't seem right. There was not enough impact to memorialize the slave trade that...More

Thank mauiwolf
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