Spotlight On: Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley Memorial at City Dock

April 30, 2018

This memorial includes a sculptural grouping depicting Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Roots, speaking to children about his ancestor Kunta Kinte, an enslaved African brought to Annapolis in 1767 aboard the ship Lord Ligonier. Try out the QR codes (mounted on the signs) to see videos about the memorial narrated by Haley’s nephew, Chris Haley. The videos are a project of the Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley Foundation, with support from a Four Rivers Mini-Grant. You can also access all the information and videos on their “virtual tour guide” webpage: