The 24th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival will take place at Annapolis, Maryland, City Dock, which is the actual site of Kunta Kinte's arrival to America in 1767. The festival will be held next Saturday, September 24. The event, a day of Afrocentric music, dance, poetry, crafts and food, offers visitors of all races, but particularly African Americans, a chance to reconnect with their own family and cultural heritages.
The Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival was first conceived as a way of marking the arrival of the Gambian-born slave Kunta Kinte on the docks of Annapolis in September 1767. Kinte was a forebear of Alex Haley, the author who retraced his own family history by telling the slave's story in the international bestseller "Roots."
The original Kunta Kinte celebration was born in Annapolis, America’s first national capital, in September 1987. Last year's festival attracted about 7,000 attendees.
You can find more information at http://www.kuntakinte.org/
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