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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-folks-land-legacy-journey-through-the-gullahgeechee-nation-tickets-54419359770

• . Coastal Cultures Conference

Coastal Cultures Conference 2019

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coastal-cultures-conference-2019-healin-de-land-keepin-de-culcha-tickets-54417733907

Gullah/Geechee Gold Rice Journey

Gullah/Geechee Gold Rice Journey 2019

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-gold-rice-journey-tickets-54421846207

Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty

Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty 2019

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-bike-beauty-tickets-54425443968

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™

GGNIMMF 2019 Jpeg

www.GullahGeechee.info

 

Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach

Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach 2019

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-famlee-day-at-mosquito-beach-2019-tickets-55576705422

and a number of the other events listed monthly in De Conch.  You can check out the year’s events in this edition: https://issuu.com/gullahgeecheenation/docs/de_conch_20_years_later_report  

Cum jayn we and live Black history!

www.GullahGeecheeNation.com

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