Down Caribbean Way in the Gullah/Geechee Nation-Fort Fremont Fundraiser
Fort Fremont was one of six fortifications designed to protect the southeastern coast during the Spanish American War. When the war with Spain loomed in 1898, construction of coastal batteries was authorized by Congress under the $50 million Harbor Fortification Defense Act. The historic significance of Fort Fremont is that it is representative of the new coastal defenses built during this period with its upgraded design, and new weapons systems.The fort site eventually consisted of 170 acres with numerous outbuildings, including an administration building, guard house, barracks, hospital, stable, mess hall, bakery, commissary, post exchange, lavatory, and water tower. It was manned by a force of up to 110 personnel. Gullah/Geechee men worked as to build this fortification by hand and it still stands on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
In order to bring more awareness to this historic structure, the Friends of Fort Fremont have held a number of lectures and events. On Friday, September 30, 2016, they will host an evening of entertainment to raise funds for the interpretive center for the site at the Celadon Club on Lady’s Island from 6-8:30 pm. They are inviting everyone out to enjoy the music mixed by DJ Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) as they ask everyone to join them “Down Caribbean Way.”
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is one of the Friends of Fort Fremont that will be on site to host the guests and get the dancing going!
Cum fa wind down wid we and hep raise funds fa disya fort pun de sea!
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