Juanita Goggins – First Black Woman Elected to South Carolina Legislature FREEZES to DEATH Alone

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Juanita Goggins Dead

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Juanita Goggins was the first black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature in 1974 and was a revered lawmaker. Unfortunately,  30 years later, Goggins froze to death alone in her rented house at the age of 75. More than a week had passed before her body was discovered.

In 1974, Goggins told The Associated Press, “I am going to Columbia to be a legislator, not just a black spot in the House chambers.”

State Senator John Land and fellow Democrat said, “I’m very saddened. People like her you want to see live forever. She had quite a gift for helping others.”

Read more about her accomplishments and her solidarity in later years via SOURCE:  Juanita Goggins Dead: Once-Revered South Carolina Lawmaker Freezes To Death Alone

 

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  • photo source: AP

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