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Dear Annapolis Community,

In light of the 2014 festival cancellation, we want to express our apologies. We understand the importance of this event and what it means to the community, so we do plan to continue the legacy of African American Arts and Culture. We are currently working to re-build the organization and make a come back in 2015 with a fundraising event and the wonderful festival we all hold dear in our hearts.

Please continue to visit the website for more information and also "like" the KuntaKinte Heritage Festival Facebook page Link: to receive updates.

Kunta Kinte Celebrations is currently seeking a fundraising coordinator to assist the organization procure funds and sponsorship for cultural/arts events. Prior experience with fundraising is required (at least 2-3 years), and specific experience with festival/arts events is a bonus. Most work will be on pro bono/volunteer basis. Looking to begin the process ASAP. If interested, please contact us with a list of fundraising highlights from your experience and/or resume via e-mail at
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.

The Rich Tradition

The name Kunta Kinte brings to mind the saga of Roots written by Alex Haley. Mr. Haley, a descendant of Kunta Kinte, unveiled the power of his family's personal experience when he wrote Roots, his international best seller. Learn More

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