Gullah/Geechee: Living Black History

For decades academics and journalists have exploited and misrepresented Gullah/Geechee culture, history, and heritage and written of the demise of our people, language, and traditions or simply relegated us to a story of enslavement or entertainment.  Fortunately, in spite of the continued misrepresentations and inaccurate representations, Gullah/Geechee traditions keepers have continued to live their legacy on our land.

Each and every year, the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation hosts a series of events to highlight accurate depictions of and presentations of the living cultural heritage of the Gullah/Geechee.  So, hunnuh ain hafa juss look pun disya fa Black History Month.  We binya and ain gwine nowhey afta e dun dun.  Hunnuh kin cum fa jayn we fa yeddi how de Gullah/Geechee live Black history!

If you truly want to interact with native Gullah/Geechees who live their traditions all year long, you can come and join in these events well after Black History Month:

Black Folks Land Legacy Journey

Black Folks Land Legacy Journey 2019

• . Coastal Cultures Conference

Coastal Cultures Conference 2019

Gullah/Geechee Gold Rice Journey

Gullah/Geechee Gold Rice Journey 2019

Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty

Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty 2019

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™

GGNIMMF 2019 Jpeg


Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach

Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach 2019

and a number of the other events listed monthly in De Conch.  You can check out the year’s events in this edition:  

Cum jayn we and live Black history!

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