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Identifier

Accession 155

Inclusive Dates

1968-1978

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

13,000 pieces, 6.50 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

Juanita Willmon Goggins (1934-2010) was the first African-American woman elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, House District number 49, representing York County for six years. Born in Pendleton, SC in 1934 she would also become the first African-American woman to serve on the United States Civil Rights Commission as well as the first African-American woman to serve as a state delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Additionally, Goggins was responsible for creating sickle cell anemia testing in all of the county health departments in South Carolina among other accomplishments. Ms. Goggins passed away in 2010.

Scope and Content Note

The Juanita Willmon Goggins Papers include correspondence, speeches, biographical data, reports, studies, newspaper clippings, photographs and other papers documenting the political career of Goggins who was the first African-American woman elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. Subjects include home rule for York County, African-Americans in politics, sickle cell anemia, appropriations, taxes, and public education in York County.

Provenance

The papers of Juanita Willmon Goggins, legislator and civic leader, were deposited January 9, 1978 by Ms. Juanita Goggins.

Keywords

Women, Women's History, African-Americans, African-American History, Politics, Political Campaigns, York County S.C. Democratic Party

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Juanita Willmon Goggins Papers - Accession 155

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