Trailblazing Lawmaker Juanita Goggins Dies at 75

In life the achievements of Juanita Goggins went unknown by most, except those ardent students of the civil rights movement. And in death her body went unnoticed for nearly two weeks by neighbors, family and friends. And yet the petite South Carolinian was a quiet hero of the civil rights movement who later became the first Black woman to serve on both the US civil rights commission and the South Carolina legislature. Goggins, the daughter of former sharecroppers, was also instrumental in getting a law passed that is the foundation of South Carolina's educational funding, helping to reduce class sizes... Read More: 40 Boundary Breaking Black Women Oldest African American Dies at 113International Civil Rights Museum Opens in NC


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