Celebrate Gullah/Geechee Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency on St. Helena Island
Celebrate Gullah/Geechee Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency at the St. Helena Island Community Market’s
The St. Helena Island Community Market will open its second month of activities for 2017 with “Tunis Campbell Day” and a seed swap on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park on historic St. Helena Island, SC. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is proud to collaborate with the market on this celebration of Gullah/Geechee sustainability and self-sufficiency in honor of Freedman’s Bureau Commissioner Tunis Campbell who assisted with land redistribution on the Sea Islands. Given that Beaufort County is now the location of the new multi-site US Reconstruction Era National Monument, the St. Helena Island Community Market participants seek to provide more information to the attendees regarding this aspect of history. To that end, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will do a presentation regarding Tunis Campbell at “Tunis Campbell Day.”
Queen Quet will also celebrate the anniversary of her first visit to the United Nations to speak to the Human Rights Commission on behalf of Gullah/Geechee people at the “Tunis Campbell Day.” That historic event took place on April 1, 1999. Queen Quet has dedicated her life to protecting Gullah/Geechee land rights and the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture. Her life has many parallels to that of Tunis Campbell. She also served as a federal commissioner and encountered many of the obstacles to land rights protection that Tunis Campbell did. Being a native of St. Helena Island caused Queen Quet to know what Sea Island self-sufficiency is first hand and she is proud to be a part of the St. Helena Island Community Market which continues to support self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Cum jayn we fa celebrate Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Self-Sufficiency!
- Posted in: Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ♦ Gullah/Geechee Businesses and Industries ♦ Gullah/Geechee Crafts ♦ Gullah/Geechee Events ♦ Gullah/Geechee Land Ownership & Rights ♦ Gullah/Geechee Ourstory ♦ Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Education Links ♦ Gullah/Geechee TV Educational Links ♦ Human Rights ♦ Queen Quet ♦ Uncategorized
- Tagged: books, businesses, CDs, celebration, crafts, DVDs, Geechee, Gullah, Gullah/Geechee Nation, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, music, Queen Quet, Reconstruction, St. Helena Island, St. Helena Island Community Market, Tunis Campbell