9 African American women make history in SC House

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – It has been a historic year in the South Carolina Legislature.
    
This is the first time in the state’s history that nine African American women have served simultaneously in the House of Representatives, a monumental moment shared among a sisterhood of women who say their primary mission is to serve.
    
The African American women serving in the House are Representatives Wendy Brawley of Hopkins, Gilda Cobb-Hunter of Orangeburg, Chandra Dillard of Greenville, Rosalyn D. Henderson-Myers of Spartanburg, Patricia Henegan of Bennettsville, Annie E. McDaniel of Winnsboro, J. Anne Parks of Greenwood, Leola Robinson Simpson of Greenville and Krystle Simmons of Ladson.
    
And whether it is their first year or their 28th year in the Legislature, the lawmakers say they are passionate about their service and difference they can make.

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