Juanita Edwards is surrounded by family and friends following the dedication ceremony for the Rollins Edwards Community Center at The Armory on Friday, June 28, 2019. The community center is dedicated to Juanita’s late husband, Rollins Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a veteran of World War II and survived unethical chemical testing. In 1976, he became the first African American elected to Dorchester County Council, serving from 1976 to 1980. He was later elected to Summerville Town Council, where he served from 1989 to 1997.