Current Status Bill Number:
1428Type of Legislation: Senate Resolution SRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960522Primary Sponsor: HayesAll Sponsors: Hayes, Gregory, Peeler and ShortDrafted Document Number: pt\2568jm.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960522Subject: Honorable Juanita C.W. Goggins
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960522 Introduced, adoptedView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
RECOGNIZING AND HONORING THE HONORABLE JUANITA C. W. GOGGINS OF YORK COUNTY, THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO BE ELECTED TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Whereas, The Honorable Juanita Canary Willmon Goggins of York County was the first African-American woman to be elected to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, serving in the House of Representatives from 1975 until January, 1980; and
Whereas, she was also the first African-American woman to serve on the United States Commission on Civil Rights, the first African-American to serve on the Ways and Means Committee of the South Carolina House of Representatives, the first African-American woman to represent the Palmetto State as a delegate to the national convention of one of the major political parties, and the first African-American woman to be elected as National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party from South Carolina; and
Whereas, she was an outstanding, dedicated, caring legislator; she has a zest for living and a zeal for helping others; and
Whereas, the Tenth Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the Rock Hill Branch of the NAACP, scheduled for June 1, 1996, at McBryde Hall on the campus of Winthrop University, is being dedicated to Juanita Goggins for her public service, endeavors, and accomplishments; and
Whereas, we are greatly pleased to have this particular opportunity to recognize and honor one of our distinguished former colleagues in the General Assembly. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, recognizes and honors The Honorable Juanita C. W. Goggins of York County, the first African-American woman to be elected to the South Carolina General Assembly.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to The Honorable Juanita Goggins.