Thursday, March 11, 2010
A Trailblazer of Civil Rights Dies Forgotten
Juanita W. Goggins in 1974, when she became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina legislature. (Associated Press)
By ROBBIE BROWN
Published: March 11, 2010
The New York Times
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Neighbors were chagrined last week when the police here found the body of a 75-year-old woman who had frozen to death, alone in her house, during unexpectedly frigid weather.
Juanita W. Goggins in 1974 became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina legislature. Horace W. Goggins Jr., 42, said his mother had refused help in recent years.
Ms. Goggins, 75, was found dead last week in her home in Columbia, S.C.
Anne McQuary for The New York Times reports --
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