A Brooklyn, New York native, Curtis is a graduate of the New York School of Announcing and Speech and Columbia, S.C.’s Benedict College where he earned degrees in broadcasting and mass communications. Curtis is also a veteran soldier having served in the U.S. Army as a nuclear, biological, chemical warfare specialist.
Everyone always jokes about his “million jobs” but that is the reason that Curtis Wilson is a Black History Maker of South Carolina! He is a Media Guru…From being an on-air personality on The Big DM for over 20 years, News Anchor for ABC Columbia, the voice of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship series for SEC basketball and baseball games, the voice of Ridgeview High School Blazer Football and “the official voice” of Benedict College Tiger football and basketball.
We are so proud of all of his accomplishments and can’t wait to see what’s next!!!
Viola Davis was born on her grandmother’s farm in St. Matthews, South Carolina and attended Central Falls High School, where she developed a love of acting. She studied theater at Rhode Island College, and also attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.
As of 2018, she is one of three women who have won both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar (hers being for Fences (2016)) and the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy (hers being for How to Get Away with Murder (2014)).
James Brown is known as the “Godfather of Soul” and the “hardest working man in show business.” Although born in Barnwell County on May 3, 1933, Brown has called Beech Island home for many years. In a career that spans four decades, Brown has had 98 Top 40 Billboard R&B singles, 17 making it to number one. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received a Grammy Life Achievement Award.