Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Ancestral Scenes Down by the Riverside by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Gullah/Geechee land and legacy journey has been an uplifting journey and a spiritual ride. I could have never anticipated that going upcountry would bring me back by the riverside. I didn’t expect to stand in the place where what my ancestors harvested would be processed But standing there by the river, instead of feeling …

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Tenk GAWD fa de Gullah/Geechee Chillun! by Queen Quet

Nebba fagit whey hunnuh cum frum!  Mi yeddi disya frum Mama dem fa tru. Dem kno sey hunnuh bin da gwine sumwhey and e wan mek sho wha dey een hunnuh mind fa do. Tenk GAWD fa Mama dem wods and fa de Gullah/Geechee chillun tuh! Disya wha mek home wort cumin home tuh fa …

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Come be a Part of Gullah/Geechee Nation Volunteer Month!

March is “Gullah/Geechee Nation Volunteer Month!  Hundreds of students converge on historic St. Helena Island, SC to the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Center (www.gullahgeechee.net) to receiving orientation via De Gullah Root Experience Tour and then to proceed with participating in community service and transformational learning projects throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   The main base for …

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The Book of Negroes: Turning the Pages of Gullah/Geechee Ourstory

As BET and Canadian television prepared to air “The Book of Negroes,” Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueeQuet.com) took to the airwaves of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to discuss how the actual “Book of Negroes” and its listing of 3000 names connects to the Gullah/Geechee Nation and continues the connection from the Sea Islands …

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Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun Gwine tru SC!

Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun’s “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour” Makes Its Way Through South Carolina Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is a native of historic St. Helena Island, SC.  Queen Quet who became the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations on behalf of Gullah/Geechees in Geneva, …

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The Day of the Geechee is Gone-A Queen’s Mourning Song by Queen Quet

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)  Of the numerous films in my collection and that of the Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archive, “A Soldier’s Story” is one of my favorites not only because I saw “A Soldier’s Play” Off Broadway, but also because of the outstanding acting that was done on stage and the …

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Living Black History-Celebrating the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Legacy on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio

      “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” “If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of …

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Bringin de Famlee Togedda Pun de Gullah/Geechee Porch

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has spent more than thirty years bringing people together around Gullah/Geechee cultural traditions and has empowered tens of thousands of Gullah/Geechees to recognize the importance of their cultural heritage and legacy.  She continues this journey of reconnection by bringing together the Gullah/Geechee family and their supporters together …

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Gullah/Geechee ALERT! Stop Permits for Seismic Gun Activity Off Our Coast!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) is standing with Oceana to protect the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast!  There is a push to begin exploring the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast to see if there could potentially be the presence of oil.  (Oceana released a report entitled “Offshore Energy by the Numbers” which you can also obtain here: http://oceana.org/publications/reports/offshore-energy-numbers) …

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Rising Tides Lifting the Boats and the Cultural Heritage of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) I have often heard the adage, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Since I da an island ooman, this resonates with me each time that it is stated.  As I look at the waves of emails that I am receiving regarding the latest issue of destructionment …

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