Charles County has won a 2022 NACo Achievement Award in the Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation category.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009.
The Deep Roots & Many Branches: The African American Experience in Charles County – A Documentary Series is a short-form video series that highlights the diverse experiences of African Americans in Charles County, Maryland, from an era of forced enslavement to emancipation, community buildings, and entrepreneurship. Charles County has numerous historic sites that reflect its rich cultural heritage, and we understand the importance of preserving these assets to reflect the diversity and continuity of life in Southern Maryland. It is especially important to record the stories of our past now so the descendants of many of these historic aspects can contribute their input and add a more thoughtful and humanized approach to the stories. It is the recollections of our residents that make these stories come alive and are the reason that these stories exist. This special project is ongoing as more stories are uncovered in our community.