Juffureh is best re- known for its appearance in Alex Haley’s 1976 fascinating novel title Roots: The Saga of an American Family as the birthplace of Haley's ancestor Kunta Kinteh, Alex’s book and film about Juffureh has since made this village a significant tourist destination. Leading to economic benefits for the village, including the construction of a primary school, a new tourists market , and improved roads.
In the year 1651 a small piece of the village land was leased by the Duke of Courland from the king of Kombo as part of the Couronian colonization of Africa.
- Juffureh Village
Juffureh is where USA writer Alex Haley famously traced his ancestry back to the slave.
Juffureh is the birth place of Kunta-Kinteh, who was sold to a slave owner in the United States.
- Juffureh Home of Kunta-Kinteh
Its the birthplace of the Famous Kunta -Kinteh a slave sold in Mary land, the United States.