Black Women : First Black SC legislator dies a sad death

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We really need a National Black Organization dealing with outreach to elders alone, visting them and checking up on them from time to time , while still allowing them their privacy and dignity and this is a tradgedy for all of us

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. — 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.

    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.

    Goggins, whose achievements included key legislation on school funding, kindergarten and class size, had become increasingly reclusive. She spent her final years turning down help from neighbors who knew little of her history-making past. Her body was not discovered for more than a week.

    Those neighbors, as well as former colleagues and relatives, are now left wondering whether they could have done more to help.

    "I'm very saddened. People like her you want to see live forever. She had quite a gift for helping others," said state Sen. John Land, a fellow Democrat who was first elected to the House the same year as Goggins.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/11/juanita-goggins-dead-once_n_495498.html
     
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    Thank You for sharing this!

    R.I.U. SiSTaR Juanita Goggins
    :bowdown::toast::bowdown:

    for stepping up and stepping out and fighting to Defend the rights of our Youth My Spirit Honors Yours


    M.E.

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    Just wow...Sad indeed.
     
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    well, it all ends. she lived a long life. death comes to us all. I don't know that
    that is sad.

    regarding that national black organization for outreach.. if folks don't want your
    help, there's nothing you can do.. it sounds also, like she didn't have any children..
    or close family members.. Part of the function of the family unit is to take care of
    their elder members..
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That is the reason for the need for an

    Extended family of volunteers cause once the sister has passed we realy cannot judge her as to what she wanted or did not
     
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    Seems this was missed in the article

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/11/juanita-goggins-dead-once_n_495498.html


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    And more pertinent info...


     
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    Maybe and maybe not.

    We don't really know what attempts the son made to help his mother.

    Moreover, as long as his mother was not a threat to her own safety or others, then there was no reason to forcibly take her out of her own home.

    According to her son and others who lived nearby, she would reject any who tried to assist her and even refused visitors. (more so after being mugged. --Apparently, she became even more leery and paranoid)

    We don't know to what extinct the son tried to help his mother or how she refused his help.

    Other than legally assuming guardianship of his mother, we don't know what else he could have done or didn't do to help her.
     
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    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Chances are....

    I'm thinking it mighta had something to do with a TRAUMATIC experience and here are theFACTS


    A. She was a DARK SKINNED INTELLIGENT WOMAN OF AFREEKAN DESCENT
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    B. The early seventies was a marked period in the lives of Afreekan Descendants who were interested and active in HELPING AND PROTECTING CHILDREN OF AFREEKAN DESCENT.
    Can we say BLACK PANTHERS who were interested in the CARE, PROTECTION, APPROPRIATE EDUCATION for BLACK CHILDREN

    C. Their was an active movement by european descendants to routinely use Terrorist tactics to quash any thing remotely connected to B above.


    The former teacher also helped pass the 1977 law that is still the basis for education funding in the state. Her proposals to expand kindergarten and to reduce student-teacher ratios in the primary grades were adopted after she left politics in 1980, citing health issues.

    How she went from this to what you have noted...:10500::fyi:s

    Based on HIStory...:10500:

    I'm jus sayin...:wink:
    What you/ya'll think:?:

    Maybe she was KEEPING HERSELF SAFE from others....and others SAFE from HER...:)

    M.E.
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