Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Honored by the Black History Month Founders!


The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Living Legacy Award to be presented at its 87th Annual Black History Month Luncheon, February 23, 2013 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.   On this occasion ASALH will announce the 2013 Black History theme – At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

With over 180 nominations, the award recipients are:

Queen Quet Regal

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine (Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation


Dr. Mary Frances Berry (Educator, Public Servant, Author and Lecturer)

Ms. Camille Billops (Visual Artist)

Dr. Pauletta Brown Bracy (Librarian)

Ms. Minnijean Brown Trickey (“Little Rock Nine” and Civil Rights Activist)

Ms. Eloise Greenfield (Children’s Book Author)

Ms. Antoinette Harrell (Documentary Producer)

Dr. Olivia Hooker (Black Pioneer in US Coast Guard and Child Psychologist)

Ms. Lyn Hughes (Museum Founder and Curator)

Ms. Dorothy Jones (Community Development Leader)

Ms. Cheryl Knox (Sports and Criminal Justice)

Ms. Naomi Long Madgett (Poet Laurette and Educator)

Ms. LaToya Lucas (Purple Heart Recipient, Author, Motivational Speaker)

Dr. Margaret Moore (Educator)

Ms. Mary Moultries (Activist and Labor Leader)

Ms. Newatha Myers (Historian)

Ms. Consolee Nishimwe (Author and Rwanda Civil War Survivor)

Ms. Florence Tate (Journalist, Press Secretary and Civil Rights Activist)

Dr. Najmah Thomas (Activist and Workforce Administrator)

Ms. Camilla P. Thompson (Historian, Educator, and Mentor)

Sponsored by ASALH’s long-time partner Farmers Insurance, the awards program was created in 2012, to feature the year’s Black History Month theme, Black Women in American History and Culture.  The twenty awards recipients include local, state, national, and international African American women who work to improve their communities, institutions, organizations and family life.


Established  in  September  1915, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History is the world’s oldest learned society devoted to the research, education and the status of culture and history of people of African descent.  Dr. Woodson is the recognized “father” of Black History. ASALH carries forth the work of Dr. Woodson by speaking a fundamental truth to the world that– African Americans and people of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. DuBois called “the kingdom of culture.”  ASALH’s mission is to promote research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ASALH is the publisher of the Journal of African American History (JAAH), establishes the annual Black History themes, and conducts an Annual Convention of historians and educators.  For information on ASALH, please visit http://www.asalh.net.

For tickets to the event, visit http://asalh.org/Annual_Luncheon_purchase.html.

Congratulations to Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and all of these women that are living legacies!


  1. katherinelang

    Congratulations, Queen Quet, and Merry Christmas!

    Katherine Lang Beaufort History Museum

    • Many Thanks Katherine!

      Queen Quet
      Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

  2. S.L.Imes

    Congrat’s to you Queen Quet, I so adore you, and have so much respect for you. You have some large shoes to fill, and you’re doing it very well. I hope to meet you one day as I am a true fan of yours, and your culture. Continuous blessings. S.L. Imes


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