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Alex Haley Heritage Square

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Alex Haley Heritage Square sits on the slopes of Morningside Park, presenting a commanding view of historic Knoxville, the downtown business district and the Smoky Mountains. Within the Alex Haley Heritage Square there are play structures, a paved loop and a peaceful green space with benches. The focal point of this community-built playground is the stunning 13' high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley. Designed by internationally accalimed artist, Tina Allen, Haley sits, reading a book and gazing at the Smoky Mountains he loved. His left hand holds a copy of his book Roots, while his right hand reaches out, as though punctuating a story he’s telling.

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