Juanita Willmon-Goggins

(1934-2010)

As a graduate of SC State University, University of South Carolina, and Winthrop University Ms. Willmon-Goggins became the first African-American woman to be elected to the SC General Assembly. Born in Pendleton, SC she would also become the first African-American woman to serve on the United States Civil Rights Commission. To add to her list of firsts, she was also the first African-American woman to serve as a state delegate to the Democratic National Convention and served as the President of the Juanita W. Goggins School of Excellence.

Photo courtesy of the South Carolina African American History Calendar

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