Celebrating #BlackHistory365 @GullahGeechee

Every year the Gullah/Geechee Nation celebrates “Black History Month” via a number of events.  However, the continuation of Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage goes on 365-366 days per year.  So, the celebration of ourstory which is a living legacy of Black history continues daily.   We wan hunnuh chillun fa cum fa jayn we!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network sponsor a number of events annually.  Many of the events are FREE.  However, all of the events have limited space.  So, please make sure to obtain passes and/or register now.  The conferences are all discounted for “Black History Month” as part of “Early Bird Registration.”  If you become a Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition member by paying dues for the year, you will be able to take full advantage of the cheapest rates for all events and to receive invitations to the members only activities that take place annually.   If you are already a member, Tenki Tenki!
 
If you are in SC or planning to come for a visit this month, make sure to meet Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) at these events:
https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2018/02/02/queen-quet-of-de-gullahgeechee-black-history-een-sc-journey/ 
• You can start off Black History Month celebrating the one year anniversary of Gullah Roots in North Charleston, SC by going out to Customer Appreciation Night on February 2nd:
Gullah Roots 1 Year Anniversary
• On February 3rd, learn about the Gullah/Geechee ancestors buried in Charleston and begin researching your genealogy at a joint event of the Gullah Society and the International African American Museum (IAAM) https://www.facebook.com/events/1437321496376518/
Anson Street African Burial Ground Event
If you are in the Hampton, SC area, stop into the Black History Month program at the “Old Colored School Museum” https://www.facebook.com/events/409692726129051/
• February 4th take a journey from there to Hilton Head for praise and history at First African Baptist Church https://www.facebook.com/events/481553268906114/
The People on HHI During Reconstruction
• On February 10th, continue the journey through the freedom story of Mitchelville by returning there for “The Freedom Experience at Mitchelville”  at St. James Baptist Church
The Freedom Experience at Mitchelville
• February 13 6 pm Segregation, Education and Self-determination: Septima Clark, Charlotte Forten Grimké, and Robert Smalls at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus Center

Tech Up Step Up February 2018

 

Gullahs of Achievement

• February 24 join the Gullah Society’s Community Conversation about Gullah/Geechee ancestors and burial grounds at McLeod Plantation on James Island
Gullah Society at McLeod Plantation
Then close out the month the way it began researching Gullah/Geechee genealogy at this FREE workshop at the John’s Island Library:
 

Here is the calendar of major Gullah/Geechee events that we have planned beyond Black History Month.  Bring de famlee and jayn we!

  • Black Folks Land Legacy Conference 2018     March 8-10 The Black Folks Land Legacy Conference on St. Helena Island, SC

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-folks-land-legacy-conference-2018-gullahgeechee-to-seminole-transnational-identity-tickets-41537819737

  • Coastal Cultures Conference 2018     April 14, 2018 11 am to 5 pm Coastal Cultures Conference at St. Helena Branch Library

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coastal-cultures-conference-2018-emergency-preparedness-and-cultural-continuation-in-coastal-tickets-41538499771

Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty 2018                May 5, 2018 Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty at the St. Helena Island Community Market https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-bike-beauty-2018-tickets-41681986945

Juke Joint Jam at MJ's Soul Food June 2018      June 2, 2018 Juke Joint Jam at MJ’s Black Music Month Celebration on St. Helena Island, SC https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juke-joint-jam-at-mjs-tickets-41538971181

  • Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2018      August 3-5, 2018 Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival in Charleston, SC http://gullahgeechee.info/
  • Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2018     October 27, 2018 Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival at Hunting Island Nature Center

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-seafood-festival-2018-tickets-41539032364

We encourage you to support Gullah/Geechee owned restaurants and business during “Black History Month” and beyond.  Disya gwine git hunnuh ta we:

Fa mo bout wha gwine on follow we @GullahGeechee on Twitter and Instagram and at

www.GullahGeechee.net

www.GullahGeecheeNation.com

3 Comments

  1. Terence Fennell

    Is there a Gullah language book.

    • No. Our language is oral. The books that you see that state that they are teaching your our language were done to gain money from tourists. You can see how our language would be represented via the linguistic alphabet by purchasing “The Legacy of Ibo Landing: Gullah Roots of African American Culture” at http://www.GullahGeechee.biz.

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