Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Presents “Reflections of St. Helena Island”

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is sponsoring a series of events at the new St. Helena Branch Library.   The series entitled “Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy” will begin on January 30, 2013 at 6 pm with an event entitled “Reflections of St. Helena Island.”  The event is FREE and open to all!

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will do a histo-musical presentation incorporating historical documents that are part of what took place on St. Helena Island, SC as the Reconstruction Era began in the United States.

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Victoria Smalls, Director of History & Cultural Programs of Penn Center, Inc. will do a reading from the “Diary of Charlotte Forten” who was the first African American instructor at Penn School, the first trade, agricultural, and normal school for freedmen.

Natasha D. Robinson who is also a native performing artist from St. Helena Island will present an original piece reflecting the island.

These presentations will be set in the midst of the exhibition “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.”   This exhibition opened December 31st and will close on February 2, 2013.  It sets the context for this night of “Reflections of St. Helena Island.”  Fa mo info, call (843) 838-1171 or email GullGeeCo@aol.com.

Cum fa a ednin a we storee an keep alive a livin legasee!  

4 Comments

  1. pamela

    my aunt Whilamina Rainey REMEMBER the Island very well she been born in South Carolina she is ninety years old now she use to tell me stories about the Island and that my mother was born and stolen from one of the plantation most of the slaves, during the 1920 and 1930 would find work on the Mc Leod plantation we were trying to find my mother real mother for years her father took her from james island and never turn back his name was Harry Thompson and the women that raised her was Carry De’Voe and her sister name was Susie Multrease something like that a french last names Harry was an West Indies very light in color. i think my mothers family names was Brown please help

    • Peace!

      Please reach out to Family Tyes of Georgetown for assistance with your family connection here.

      Tenki tenki fa sharin disya!

      • pamela

        thank you for listening but will reach out to the family in Georgetown Peace and blessings

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