Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2014!

Gullah/Geechee Heritage and Cultural Continuation at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Celebration! As the Gullah/Geechee Nation concludes the commemoration of “Middle Passage Month,” the leaders now prepare for a month of celebration.  October marks the second “Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month.”  As the Gullah/Geechee proverbs states, “De Wata Bring We,” so what greater way to celebrate the living traditions of …

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Charlie Simmons, Sr. Gullah/Geechee of Hilton Head is Honored with Bridge Renaming

  The South Carolina General Assembly put forth a bill to have the bridge to Hilton Head Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation properly renamed to honor Gullah/Geechee community leader and ancestor, Charlie Simmons, Sr.  The entire bill can be found at http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/3781.htm .   The Town of Hilton Head officials will be held a ceremony for …

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Queen Quet of Gullah/Geechee Nation is one of the World Leaders at 1st UN Indigenous Conference

  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is on the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.”  Today, she is one of the delegates at the United Nations for the first “World Conference of Indigenous People.”  Queen Quet not only represents the Gullah/Geechees as their elected leader and spokesperson, she is also a permanent …

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on Men of Respect-MOR Radio

Tune in as Strong Wind and Roc welcome Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) to Men of Respect (MOR Radio).  The three have an engaging dialogue about the Gullah/Geechee Nation and “De Wata Bring We: An Afternoon of Gullah/Geechee at Adriala Gallery” (https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2014/07/03/de-wata-bring-we-an-afternoon-of-gullahgeechee-at-adriala-gallery/). Tune in to this journey of healing brought on by the …

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Gullah/Geechee International Ezine De Conch Fall Festival Edition 2014

  This is the international ezine of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. This edition features Middle Passage Month and a number of upcoming events focused on Gullah/Geechees. Please read online at http://issuu.com/gullahgeecheenation/docs/de_conch_fall_festivals_2014_editio/0 Download here->De Conch Fall Festivals 2014 Edition and share the Fall Festival edition of De Conch. Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno den yeddi de conch …

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The Movement for the American Beach Museum on the Sands of Amelia Island

by Glenda Simmons-Jenkins The team that put the American Beach Museum project in motion has watched it progress through starts and stops to a completed product. Eve Jones had a front-row seat in the process. But she wasn’t sitting down. The Nassau County native grew up in Callahan and lived most of her adult life …

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American Beach: The Economics of Representation during Segregation

American Beach lies on Amelia Island in the Florida area of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  This beach opened in 1935 during the segregation era in America and became a haven for all classes of Black people to be able to gather together and enjoy one another.  The businesses along the boardwalk where all Black owned.  Today, …

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Gullah/Geechee Sacred Ancestor’s Vision Comes to Life with the Opening of American Beach Museum

Story and Photos by Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins       The A. L. Lewis Historical Society has announced that the American Beach Museum will observe its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at American Beach in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   Some of those who nurtured the museum from its inception, and labored to see it become …

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