Former state senator Glover speaks at Calhoun High


ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's first African-American woman elected to the state senate is speaking at Calhoun County High School.

The Times and Democrat reports ( ) Glover's speech marking Women's History Month is Sunday. It is sponsored by The Jewels Coalition, a group dedicated to social and political issues. Tickets are $20 for the event.

Glover was elected to the senate in 1993 and was a member of the House of Representative from 1989 to 1992.

Born in Florence, she graduated from Fayetteville State University and got a Master's in education from Francis Marion College.

As a lawmaker, Glover was an advocate for the poor, elderly, women and children. She worked to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome.

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