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:
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.