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Saturday Signing with Dr. Walter B. Curry Jr.

Saturday Signing with Dr. Walter B. Curry (+ giveaways!)

Join South Carolina native and educator Dr. Walter B. Curry for a Saturday Signing. 

Purchase THE THOMPSON FAMILY that day and enter to win one of several excellent prizes from Dr. Curry, including a friend membership to the Lucy Craft Laney Museum.


Through the stories of enslaved ancestors and notable relatives, The Thompson Family: Untold Stories from The Past (1830-1960) chronicles the rich history of a prominent African American family from the Wagener and Salley communities of Aiken County, South Carolina that features stories of individuals who were enslaved, served in the Civil War, achieved entrepreneurial success during the Jim Crow era, and much more. The book includes an appendix section which consists of individual pictures, documented history of places and events, and primary sources. The book won a book award from the African American Genealogical and Historical Society in the Non-Fiction/Genealogy category and a Literary Titan Gold Award.


Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr., is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Dr. Curry received a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Carolina State University. He has earned graduate degrees in education, including a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Argosy University, Sarasota. In 2018, Dr. Curry launched Renaissance Publications, LLC., a self-publishing company, a self-publishing company that focuses on publishing and producing works in the literary and visual arts, specializing in historical scholarship through ancestry. To learn more about Dr. Curry's work, visit