Annapolis gets $20,790 to repair Haley statue

Figures sustained damage in Tropical Storm Isabel

August 19, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A popular Annapolis public artwork - the dockside memorial honoring Alex Haley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Roots, and his African slave ancestor, Kunta Kinte - will have storm damage repaired with federal emergency management funds, Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin announced yesterday.

Cardin presented a check for $20,790 to city officials yesterday and said the funds would restore the memorial's four statues (including one of Haley reading), bronze plaques, a 14-foot compass rose and electrical lighting.

The memorial, at Annapolis' City Dock, was nearly submerged by stormwaters after Tropical Storm Isabel last fall.

The work will take about a month, officials said.

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