As if frozen in time, a sculpture of Alex Haley reaches out to the Chesapeake Bay to tell the story of Roots, his best-selling novel, to a group of children sitting on the City Dock. This display not only memorializes Haley and his African ancestor Kunta Kinte, but also recalls an actual place where enslaved Africans arrived in the New World. The sculpture is accompanied by a series of engraved plaques that complete the story and the memorial.