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Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr.




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  • Storytelling

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Walter B. Curry, Jr., Ed. D is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Dr. Curry received a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Carolina State University, and has earned several graduate degrees in education, which includes a doctorate degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Argosy University, Sarasota.

In 2018, Dr. Curry launched Renaissance Publications, LLC., a self-publishing company, that publishes books that focuses on African American history through ancestry. Dr. Curry books consist of stories that covers the lineage of his ancestry from slavery, The Civil War, The Reconstruction Era, and family life in Aiken, Barnwell, Orangeburg, and Richland Counties, South Carolina. Dr. Curry has done several book signings and presentations at local conferences, workshops, bookstores, and schools across the state and nationwide. Dr. Curry is the Author-In-Residence at the Aiken Center For the Arts, where he partners with Aiken County Public Schools to teach students African American History through his work, in form of interactive lectures and exhibitions.

Dr. Curry has received numerous accolades for his work and service which includes the 2019 African American Historical and Genealogy Society Book Award, two Literary Titan Gold Awards, and two legislative resolutions from the South Carolina General Assembly for his significant work in service to African American History and Heritage in South Carolina. Dr. Curry is a member of several civic, historical, and professional organizations across South Carolina and nationally.