Mattie C. Tolliver

Mattie B. Curry Tolliver is an Aiken, South Carolina native.  She attended Aiken County public schools, including Martha Schofield High School, Aiken Technical College, and University of South Carolina-Aiken. She obtained her real estate broker’s license in 1982, establishing the Tolliver Agency.  Along with real estate, Mattie worked twenty-six years with the telephone company. She worked in operator services, special assignments and finally retired from Bellsouth Engineering in 1995.  The knowledge and experiences gained with the telephone industry has helped with her overall knowledge of the people and places of Aiken. She is an active member of Union Baptist Church, Aiken, serving as trustee chairperson, choir member and greeter.

Mattie is a community activist. She is especially committed to the Center for African American History, Art and Culture.  Her mother, Louise W. Curry, attended school there in the early 1920s when it was called the Jackson School.  Mrs. Curry was also very committed to preserving its history and its restoration. She is a member of Aiken’s historic Pine Lawn Cemetery Board of directors, past president of Aiken Charter Chapter of American Business Women.  She has logged many volunteer hours with the Aiken County Visitors Center, Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, and is a South Carolina Notary Public.

Mattie’s love for her hometown and its people has led her to author a self published book titled “Pictures, Poems and Memories”, a book celebrating people, places and events of Aiken and surrounding areas.  A second book called “Memoirs of Climbing Our Family Tree” is in the making.


The Center of African American History, Art, and Culture Board of Directors

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