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, Swittzerland has not stopped taking the Gullah/Geechee story internationally since 1999. The journey has led to Queen Quet traveling with her Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation troupe, “De Gullah Cunneckshun” to several countries and states on “De Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.”Tour stops for “Black History/African Heritage Month” brought Queen Quet from climate change and cultural heritage talks in the northeast back to her home state of South Carolina in order “fa bring de lunin ta de chillun.”
Queen Quet left a standing room only crowd at True Uhuru Books in North Charleston, SC on the first weekend in February to begin this week with residencies in South Carolina school districts. She has stopped at Johns Island’s Haut Gap Middle School and is currently presenting at several schools in the Florence County School District. Queen Quet was one of 21 people chosen as “Black History Heroes” to be featured in the Florence news to begin this month, so the community is excited to see her come from the pages of the local paper and enter the doors of the educational institutions!
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) continues to sponsor Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun’s annual world tours in order to help educate people on the existence of the Gullah/Geechee culture and to provide the world with connections back to the Gullah/Geechee Nation. As their motto states “Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.” Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun are bringing people back to the roots of Black history in America with this journey and their presentations along the way.