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Juanita Goggins Campaign Poster- ca1974

JUANITA WILLMON GOGGINS PAPERS, 1968-1978 (Accession 155)

Juanita Willmon Goggins (1934-2010) was the first African-American woman elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and was the state representative for district number 49 of York County for six years. Born in Pendleton, SC she would also become the first African-American woman to serve on the United States Civil Rights Commission. She was also the first African-American woman to serve as a state delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Goggins was responsible for creating Sickle Cell Anemia testing in all of the county health departments in South Carolina. Her papers include correspondence, speeches, biographical data, reports, studies, newspaper clippings, photographs and other papers documenting the political career of Goggins. Subjects include home rule for York County, African-Americans in politics, sickle cell anemia, appropriations, taxes, and public education in York County.

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