Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Black History Month Episode Focuses on Dr. Ernest Just and Heart Health
Tune in as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) closes out the online celebration of “Black History/African Heritage Month” by focusing on the heart and heart health. February is also “Heart Health Month.” So, in this broadcast, Queen Quet discussed the lives of Charles Drew, Daniel Hale Williams, and Vivien Thomas and focused on how these men changed science and medicine in a ways that greatly improved health care for people around the world during a time when people of African descent couldn’t even enter certain hospitals for care at all.
In the midst of the discussion of these men’s lives, Queen Quet provides the story of Gullah/Geechee native, Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Just was born in the Ansonboro Community in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. A small marker to his honor sits behind the Boro Houses at 35 and 35 1/2 Calhoun Street. However, just as that marker tends to be walked by because it is often covered up, the story of Dr. Just if often covered as well. Queen Quet unveils it on this episode.
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