Annapolis and Southern Maryland Travel Guide

Annapolis and Southern Maryland Sights

Kunta Kinte–Alex Haley Memorial

  • Market Sq. Map It
  • Annapolis
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 10/31/2014

Fodor's Review

A series of plaques along the waterfront recounting the story of African-Americans in Maryland lead to a sculpture group depicting Alex Haley, famed author of Roots, reading to a group of children. On the other side of the street, a three-sided obelisk and plaque commemorates the 1767 arrival of the African slave immortalized in Haley's novel. This is a lovely place that may inspire you to reflect on African-American history and the importance of family, reading, and passing oral history from one generation to another.

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Market Sq., Annapolis, Maryland, 20401, United States

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Published 10/31/2014


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