Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on WURD’s “Information is the Best Medicine”
This week on “Information is the Best Medicine“
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00am (EST)
The origin of the Gullah/Geechee people is connected to the transatlantic slave-trade of the 17th and 18th centuries. Modern-day researchers designate the region stretching from Sandy Island, South Carolina, to Amelia Island, Florida, as the Gullah Coast—the locale of the culture that built some of the richest plantations in the South.
The Gullah/Geechee culture has retained ethnic traditions from West Africa since the mid-1700s.
South Carolina’s Lowcountry holds a major place of importance in African-American history for many reasons, but perhaps most importantly as a port of entry for people of African descent. According to several historians, anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of the Africans who were brought to America during the slave trade entered through ports in the Lowcountry.
The Gullah/Geechee culture on the Sea Islands has retained ethnic traditions from West Africa since the mid-1700s.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00am (EST) on 900 WURD.
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