WHERE IS KUNTA KINTE?

I had to repost this. This is one of the most viewed posts on my blog this year. I can’t believe that I first posted it on February 21, 2013. There is a 2nd part to this post that I post later. Don’t rush me… Time flies by too fast already.

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I got a phone call last night from my very excited baby brother. Well, he’s not really a baby any more but my baby brother nonetheless. He was extending an invitation to me, to come to visit him in Fredericksburg, Va. so that we could go out to find Kunta Kinte. Yes, that Kunta Kinte.
Alex Haley first introduced us to his great, great, great grandfather many years ago in the made for television mini-series, Roots. There are some who think that Kunta Kinte is a fictional character, yet Kunta Kinte was real.
Kunta Kinte’s grave is located at what is now Loriella Park in Spotsylvania Virginia. In the back of the park there is a frisbee golf course, and off in the woods by the second hole there is an old slave cemetery. It is not specifically marked as the grave of Kunta Kinte…but it is widely regarded by…

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