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Friday, March 12, 2010

Trailblazing Black Lawmaker Freezes To Death Alone


The Memory: When Juanita Goggins became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature in 1974, she was hailed as a trailblazer and twice visited the president at the White House.

The Sadness: Three decades later, she froze to death at age 75, a solitary figure living in a rented house four miles from the gleaming Statehouse dome.

She was a significant woman who changed the world for the better. A shining example of why the Deity gave us life.

Hers could be the sad fate of many of us. Living alone in a busy world. People just don't take the time to notice much.

The reclusive older person moves through our shadows, unnoticed, alone, unwanted. Death arrives, and the world doesn't skip a beat.

Location:Westgrove St,Raleigh,United States

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