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!CANCELED! Authors of SC featuring Dr. Walter Curry


Join us Saturday, April 11 from noon – 2:00 p.m. for an author talk featuring Dr. Walter Curry. He will share with us his most recently published book, “The Thompson Family: Untold Stories from the Past (1830-1960).” The book contains several narratives, including a slave who purchased his freedom, a relative who served as a cook in the Confederate Army, a young relative who was tragically murdered, and a sharecropper who became a prominent soil conservationist. Overall, the book narrates the generational diversity of the Thompson family and the common themes of civic engagement, morality, virtue, struggle, and achievement. In 2019, Dr. Curry received the 2019 International African American Historical and Genealogy Society Book Award in the Non-Fiction Category-Genealogy for this book.

This event will take place at 314 Chesterfield St S, Aiken, SC 29801 where books will be available for purchase and signing. If you cannot join us in person, please join us live on YouTube at

This Authors of SC event is a partnership between Aiken County Public Library and ReadSC, the South Carolina Center for the Book. For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or or Jessica Christian at