Dear Annapolis Community,
We are sorry to announce that we will not hold a Kunte Kinte Heritage Festival this year.
We were unable to raise sufficient funds to hold this year’s Festival --but, the legacy of African American Arts and Culture will continue!
Please revisit this site next year -- and hold the date for the 2014 Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Volunteers are needed to keep this important Annapolis event moving forward. To become a member of the 2014 Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival Planning Committee, contact the team at KuntaKinteCelebrations@gmail.com
Thank you for your continued support!
The Kunta Kinte Celebrations Board of Directors
Kunta Kinte, an ancestor of author Alex Haley, was the main character in Haley's best selling 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of An American Family, which was adapted to the widely popular 1977 television miniseries, Roots.
The Festival's location at the Annapolis City Dock is significant and appropriate because it was the site of Kunta Kinte's arrival to America. Kunta Kinte was one of 98 slaves brought to Annapolis, Maryland, aboard the ship Lord Ligonier in 1767. The site is now memorialized with a statue of Alex Haley.