Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Gullah/Geechee Living History Series at St. Helena Island Branch Library-Black History Month 2015

Queen Quet at the St. Helena Branch Library

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition continues its FREE St. Helena Branch Library “Gullah Living History Series” with two Black History Month events on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation linked to the theme “African American History Across America.”  Each event will feature readings for the “Gullah/Geechee Read In.”   Queen Quet, Chieftess of the …

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Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun Gwine ta Wofford een Spartanburg, SC!

Wofford Gullah/Geechee Poster

Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC welcomes Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun to their campus to celebrate Black History Month as part of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.”  They will have two presentations that are open to the public.  Cum fa bring de famlee and yeddi who de Gullah/Geechee be! Wednesday, Feb. 18 …

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Coastal Cultures Conference 2015: De Wata da We: Gullah/Geechee Sustainability

Bagging Oyster Shells for Reef Rebuild

The 2015 Coastal Cultures Conference: De Wata da We: Gullah/Geechee Sustainability will focus on the sustainability of Sea Island waterways and the Gullah/Geechee waterway traditions.  Sessions will include seafood safety and human health, Gullah/Geechee traditional fishing methods and environmental impacts, oysters as a keystone of the environment, and spirituality, creativity, and the sea.   The day …

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New Road Baptist Church Honors the Elders In Ridgeland, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet at New Road Baptist Church

  Join Queen Quet, Chiefess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Pastor Joe Simmons and the New Road Baptist Church family as they give love to the elders of the community on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 3pm at New Road Baptist Church 6254 Bees Creek Road, Ridgeland, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation (843) 726-6013

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Queen Quet at True Uhuru Books for Black History Month “Gullah/Geechee Read In”

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation book signing

  Cum fa yeddi Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (!  She is an award winning editor and author that is a world renown speaker.  She will launch the “Gullah/Geechee Read In” at this event.  Bring the family as she shares the story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and its rich history, heritage, and culture and …

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Celebrating the Gullah/Geechee Literacy Legacy! Join the Gullah/Geechee Read In!

Queen Quet at Summer Reading Program

The theme for Black History Month 2015 is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture” which centers on chronicling the important contributions by African Americans to art, literature, sports and pop culture.   During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy …

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150 Years Waiting on 40 Acres and a Mule: Sherman and the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee

Union Major-General William T. Sherman

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( 150 years ago today Union Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman stood in Savannah, GA here in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and issued “Special Field Order No. 15” which has long since been referred to as “40 Acres and a Mule” throughout communities of people of African descent in …

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The Beach Lady MaVynee Betsch: Gullah/Geechee Sacred Ancestor

The Beach Lady MaVynee Betsch

On January 13, we take the time to honor one of the people that has been inducted into the “Gullah/Geechee Hall of Fame.”  The Beach Lady MaVynee Betsch received the “Gullah/Geechee Anointed Spirit Award” posthumously due to the fact that these awards starting being issued after she made her transition into the realm of sacred …

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Stand for Land: 150 Years Since Sherman’s Meeting in Savannah, GA

Gullah/Geechees at the Smith Plantation in Port Royal, SC, Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( 150 years ago at this time (8 pm EST), Secretary of War and Major-General William T. Sherman had a meeting with Gullah/Geechee ministers which many have never been taught about.  These ministers had a vision for the future of their people which involved self-determination and self-sufficiency. …

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Men and Women of Movements: Sea Island Reflections of Self-Determination by Queen Quet

Queen Quet Leading the Way

As I rose today, I turned on the TV and as I scrolled through what I could tune into seeking to see only something of inspiration, I saw “Men of Honor.”  I had seen this film on its opening day like I have seen thousands of films that show the struggles and triumphs of people …

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