“Financial Literacy Month” is celebrated annually in April in the United States and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation called on citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to participate in the month long celebration as an introduction to economic empowerment in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
I thought of how the birth of the first African children in North America is said to have been from the Africans that were part of some of these early explorations to my home island that is embossed with the name Saint Helena to this day. These births are said to have taken place before the settlements in Virginia and other places. These and the Africans that were aboard many vessels of exploration during the time period that this galleon sailed are mostly faded away as if washed over by the salty waters of the ocean over all these years. Many of their stories like our ancestors bones have been buried in the waters of the Middle Passage.
St. Helena Island, SC native Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated the 17th anniversary of being the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland on behalf of Gullah/Geechees by continuing to work to keep the culture alive. She and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) which she founded in 1996 in order to insure that Gullah/Geechee traditions and landownership would continue celebrated the conclusion of another successful “Gullah/Geechee Nation Volunteer Month” and invites the community to the landmark St. Helena Branch Library to events for healing the community and continue Gullah/Geechee culture.
The Fourth Annual
Lorenzo Dow Turner Symposium on Gullah/Geechee History and Culture
Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine
Queen of the Gullah/Geechee Nation