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Dear Annapolis Community,

We understand the importance of the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival and what it means to the community, so we do plan to continue the legacy of African American Arts, Education, and Culture. We need your help to do so! Here are the exciting fundraising events we have coming soon...

Giving Campaign 2015
February 28th - March 7th

African Threads: Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival Fundraiser Kick-Off Event
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6-10pm
at ADEK Productions, 1801 West Street, Suite 105
Featuring live music and dance performances, food and drink, and raffles. Everything you love about the festival and more!
Tickets will go on sale February 1st.

Please continue to visit the website for more information and also "like" the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival Facebook page 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 info@kuntakinte.org.
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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Your membership will help support KKC's dynamic events highlighting the strength of African traditions. To contact us for more information, select the link above