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Leonard A. Blackshear Walk

 
 
Leonard A. Blackshear Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
1. Leonard A. Blackshear Walk Marker
Inscription.
A pathway to reconciliation and healing

Founder and President of The Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, his inspirational leadership created this Memorial Site and his tireless efforts encouraged racial healing and promoted African-American History. 1943-2006
 
Location. 38° 58.637′ N, 76° 29.21′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Compromise Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is near the Memorial Circle at the Annapolis harbor. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Circle & Market House Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); History Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred A. Hopkins Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Middleton Tavern
Leonard A. Blackshear Walk and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
2. Leonard A. Blackshear Walk and Markers
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shiplap House (about 500 feet away); Watermen and Working Harbor (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Persons
 
First Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
3. First Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
Hear me! Though we are of different tribes and tongues, remember we are the same people!
                    African Elder Roots
America's strength is its diversity. People come here from all over the world, bringing new energy and new dreams. Each person has a story to tell and every stroy enriches and invigorates us.
DIVERSITY
Second Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
4. Second Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
Things don't ever get better unless you make them better.
Tom Murray, Roots
In Roots, Alex Haely reminds us that only through individual efforts will this country overcome racial and ethnic anger, guilt, hatred and fear, and remain a beacon of opportunity and hope for oppressed people around the world.
CHALLENGE
Third Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
5. Third Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
We must be in this place as one village!
                                        Mandinka Elder, Roots
Love ties us to the past, connects us in the present and links us to the future. It is not enough that we learn to live together. We must learn to respect and love each other.
LOVE
Fourth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
6. Fourth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything.
                                        Omoro Kinte, Roots
Knowledge of history can be the first step away from anger and bitterness. Truth leads to understanding. Understanding and forgiveness lead to reconciliation and healing.
FORGIVENESS
Fifth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
7. Fifth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
Your sweet grandma and all of them - they're up there watching you.
                                        Cousin Georgia, Roots
Knowing our family is knowing ourselves. Our values and traditions are forged through the struggle, heartache, pain, hopes and dreams of our ancestors.
FAMILY
Sixth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
8. Sixth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
Behold! The only thing greater than yourself!
                                        Omoro Kinte, Roots
Faith allows us to endure even the most bitter trials and tribulations. Through belief and faith, people are empowered to accomplish great things, if not for themselves, then for their children.
FAITH
Seventh Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
9. Seventh Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
We all suffer. If a man's wise, he learns from it.
                                        Boteng Bediako (Uncle Pompey), Roots
The strength and perseverence of our ancestors, such as Kunta Kinte teach universal lessons including survival through faith, strength through family, and wisdom through forgiveness.
PERSEVERANCE
Eighth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
10. Eighth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
Share his pain!
Mandinka Elder, Roots
Millions of Africans were stolen from their families and forced to endure the horrors of the Middle Passage and slavery. The New World was built largely on their labor , on the subjugation of Native Americans, and on the indentured servitude of Europeans and Asians.
SERVITUDE
Ninth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
11. Ninth Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
The farthest-back person they ever talked about was a man they called the "African."
                                        Alex Haley, Roots
Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning book Roots inspires all peoples to embrace their heritage. As we discover our personal history, we realize that all members of the human family share a universal bond.
HERITAGE
Last Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
12. Last Quote Marker to the Left of the Main Marker
You must hear me now with more than your ears!
                                        Omoro Kinte, Roots
This Story Wall is dedicated to those nameless Africans, brought to the New World against their will, who struggled against terrible odds to maintain family, culture, identity and above all, hope.
DEDICATION
Leonard A. Blackshear Walk image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
13. Leonard A. Blackshear Walk
The Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial Marker is on the far left; the Leaonard A. Blackshear Walk Marker is on the far right.
 
 
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