Awards & Recognitions

2019 African American Historical and Genealogical Society Book Award (Non-Fiction Category-Genealogy)

The Thompson Family: Untold Stories from the Past (1830-1960)

South Carolina House of Representatives & Senate Resolutions

From left to right:

Rep. Jerry N. Govan, Jr. (D-Orangeburg)., Chairman of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, Rep. Bill Taylor (R-Aiken), Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr., and Rep. Ivory Thigpen (D-Richland).

A House Resolution to honor and recognize Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr., for his significant contributions to African American History and Heritage in South Carolina and to congratulate him on receiving the 2019 International African American Historical and Genealogical Society Book Award.

Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr. selected to the Inaugural 40 under 40 Class

“Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr. selected to the Inaugural 40 under 40 Class. The purpose of the 40 under 40 Class is to honor and engage 40 South Carolina State University young alumni who are making strides in their careers, contributions to their communities, or impressions on the SCSU campus and beyond”.

Martha Schofield "Working The Legacy" Award

Dr. Curry was selected as one of the 2022 Martha Schofield “Working The Legacy” Award”. This award is given to individuals who have contributed their talents and work that mirror the educational legacy of Martha Schofield, who founded Schofield Normal & Industrial Institute, an school for African American children located in Aiken, South Carolina in 1871.

Richland 2 School District Black History Month Honoree

Dr. Curry was selected as one of the 2022 Richland 2 School District Black History Month Honorees for contributions to Black history and culture through the establishment of Renaissance Publications, LLC

2021 Literary Titan Book Gold Awards

The Thompson Family: Untold Stories From The Past (1830-1960) & The Awakening: The Seawright-Ellison Family Saga, Vol.1, A Narrative History. For more information about Literary Titan, go to www.literarytitan.com.