De Queen & De Chillun: Gullah/Geechee Education for the Youth
De Queen & De Chillun:
Gullah/Geechee Education for the Youth
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is continuing the Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands Tour with a number of youth presentations in South Carolina. On Juneteenth, she will present at the Metatonia Freedom School in North Charleston as part of their summer reading program series. She will continue the journey by making her annual appearance at the Colleton County Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 20th at 10 am. On Saturday, July 14th, Duke Energy is sponsoring her histo-musical presentations in Greenwood County, SC. These presentations will take place from 10 to 11:30 at Weston Chapel with the afternoon session from 1:30 to 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes as part of the “Let’s Talk About Race” series.
Queen Quet will work with the youth to not only encourage, but celebrate literacy at each of these presentations. She has released numerous books and has received awards as an author over the past two decades. She will sign books, CDs, and DVDs at the end of each of the presentations that are free and open to the public in Colleton and Greenwood Counties. Included in the roster of books will be her latest release in the series “Gullah/Geechee: Africa’s Seeds in the Winds of the Diaspora” which is entitled “A Place Fa We: Black Townships on the Coast of the Gullah/Geechee.”
All of the presentations will be educational and interactive. Fa mo info email GullGeeCo@aol.com. Bring de famlee and yeddi bout de Gullah/Geechee!
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