Charles County, Maryland

PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Dedicate Walkway to Hattie Carroll

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:45am

PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Dedicate Walkway to Hattie Carroll

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Board of Commissioners recognized Ms. Hattie Carroll by ceremonially naming “Hattie Carroll Way,” a pedestrian walkway on the east side of the Charles County Government Building in La Plata. Ms. Carroll was an African-American waitress killed in a 1963 hate crime committed by a Charles County resident. To date, Ms. Carroll has not been commemorated in a permanent way in the state of Maryland. Vicki Marckel, a Charles County art teacher unveiled a portrait of Ms. Carroll at the ceremony. This painting will later be on display in the Charles County Government Building lobby, and ultimately presented to the Carroll family.

PICTURED (left to right): Tiffany Lindsey, Carroll’s great-granddaughter; Commissioner Vice President Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3); India Lindsey, Carroll’s great-great-granddaughter; Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1); Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy; Kevin Myrick, Carroll’s great-great- grandson; Donna Waters, Carroll’s granddaughter; and Bridgett Carroll, Carroll’s great-granddaughter. Not Pictured: Maryland State Delegate C.T. Wilson, District 28; and Vicki Marckel, Charles County Public School teacher and artist. 

Photos of the event are available online at www.flickr.com/photos/charlescountygovernment/sets.


About Charles County Government
The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

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