International African-American Historical and Genealogy Society Book Award to Walter Curry Jr.

Walter B. Curry Jr., who teaches online graduate courses in the master of education degree program at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, received the 2019 International African-American Historical and Genealogy Society Book Award. Dr. Curry was recognized at the 2019 African-American Historical and Genealogy Conference in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Dr. Curry was honored for his book The Thompson Family: Untold Stories from the Past (1830-1960). The book includes the stories of African Americans from the Skillet Community of Salley, South Carolina. Among the stories related in the book are those of 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.

Dr. Curry holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Carolina State University. He earned a master’s degree in teaching skills and methodologies through Cambridge College in Massachusetts and an educational doctorate from Argosy University, which is based in Sarasota, Florida.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Getty Images to Preserve Digital Photo Archives at Delaware State University

Currently, Delaware State University's photo archives contain thousands of photographs taken over the course of the university's 133 year history. Thanks to a new partnership with Getty Images, those images will be digitized and made available on gettyimages.com.

Porché Spence Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Diversity in Ecology

Dr. Spence currently serves as an assistant professor of environmental studies at North Carolina A&T State University. Throughout her career, she has developed several educational programs geared towards introducing students of color to environmental science fields.

Prairie View A&M University Establishes “Agletics” Program for Student-Athlete Nutrition Research

The "Agletics" initiative leverages agriculture and nutrition studies into direct support for the university's student athletes. he research program will provide undergraduate students in nutrition with the opportunity to study the effect of nutrition on enhancing athletic performance.

Five Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@jbhe.com.

Featured Jobs