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Join us Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7pm for an author talk featuring Dr. Walter Curry. Dr. Curry's book, "The Thompson Family: Untold Stories of the Past (1830-1960)" is the first volume chronicling the family history of an African American family from Salley, South Carolina. Several narratives are featured, 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. The book is the 2019 International African American Historical and Genealogical Society Book Award Winner.

This event will take place virtually, in order to attend this event, please register here: 

For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or

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