Memorial Day de Gullah/Geechee Way!
Tune een ta “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” fa yeddi Queen Quet, Chieftess of de Gullah/Geechee Nation crak e teet bout we storee and how Decoration Day became “Memorial Day:”
She takes the listeners on a historical journey from May 1, 1865 when the first Decoration Day was led by 10,000 Gullah/Geechees who were joined by Union soldiers and northern missionaries in Charleston, SC to honor those that were fallen soldiers of the US Civil War to the current events in the Gullah/Geechee Nation that are living memorials to the legacy of Gullah/Geechees.
- Posted in: Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ♦ Gullah/Geechee Ourstory ♦ Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Education Links ♦ Human Rights ♦ Queen Quet
- Tagged: Black history, Charleston, Civil War history, cultural heritage, Decoration Day, Geechee, Gullah, Gullah/Geechee Nation, Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio, history, holidays, Memorial Day, Queen Quet, SC, Sea Islands, soldiers
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