Monthly Archives: August, 2019

Queen’s Chronicle: Welcomin’ Home de Gullah/Geechee Famlee ta Barbados wid de Drums and Dance

Never once in South Carolina’s educational institutions were we told of the revolutionary spirits of the island of Barbados. We were never told of the uprising of 1675. Knowing this now makes me wonder if our family members rose up to fight for us that were taken from the island and placed on the Sea Islands and forced to build Charlestown which is now “Charleston, SC” where our ancestors blood, sweat, and tears flows beneath the cobblestones, asphalt, and concrete. I wondered what type of mindset would have been instilled in our family throughout the African Diaspora and the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora if we had known that there was no sweetness that they had found amidst all the sugar cane.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Queen Quet and de Bajan Chillun

“Being a Queen a lot of times people only look at the clothing and they look at the pretty pictures…, but its work and responsibility… There is a lot of falsehood now..So, yes you can call yourself a Queen, but know that if you call yourself something and GOD gives it to you, you have responsibilities back to GOD.”

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Gullah/Geechee Heirs Property and the USDA

Although, Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) supported the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in order to assist Gullah/Geechee and African American families with an equitable way to deal with retaining land when some family members want to sell and the introduction of heirs property into the US Farm Bill was linked to the movement of this act, Gullah/Geechees are concerned about the USDA’s current plans regarding heirs property.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Gullah/Geechee Bajan Journey-Circle Unbroken

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) A 349 year journey culminated in a massive homecoming! Tenk GAWD fa we Bajan Famlee! Thousands of people tuned in online via Facebook and Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) to view my first steps onto the island of Barbados which were dance steps: Mudda Sally gladdee mi bin …

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Gullah/Geechee Panel Featured @ASALH

@ASALH is very pleased to feature this panel chaired by none other than Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, “Historical Effects of Migration on Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuation.” Are you ready for #Charleston #ASALH2019 yet? Register today! https://asalh.org/conference/

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Cum jayn Queen Quet at Sustain Fest at CofC @GullahGeechee

Join us as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Germaine Jenkins of Future Farms keynote at the College of Charleston for the Sustain Fest!

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Rally in the Gullah/Geechee Nation to Stop Seismic Gun Testing & Offshore Drilling

Join us at the Yacht Club at the Fish House at Charleston Harbor Resort as we celebrate the powerful momentum South Carolinians have built in 2019 against dirty and dangerous offshore drilling activities off our coast and learn how you can get involved in the fight to #ProtectOurCoast.

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#GullahGeechee Appreciation Final Day at the Destiny Café

The concluding event for Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week will be a dinner and awards ceremony entitled “Honoring 400 Years of History” on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3 pm. Folks can RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/487155375386641/.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Healin #GullahGeechee Land & Holdin pun de Culcha

Holdin pun de culcha happens pun de land. If we are taking a stand for land in order to keep Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage alive on it, it requires a significant intellectual, spiritual, and financial investment. So, as much as “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day” is a fun raiser it is also a fundraiser. We call on all those celebrating “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” that truly appreciate the work that is on-going that allows us to still live on our coast and to keep our culture alive here to contribute to the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund”

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Supportin #GullahGeechee Artistry

As the full week of #GullahGeechee celebration began, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) sounded the conch via Twitter @GullahGeechee and Instagram @GullahGeechee to encourage people to continue to head out to museums such as the Gullah Museum in Georgetown or the one on Hilton Head to support Gullah/Geechee owned spaces that promote Gullah/Geechee history and sell artworks from native Gullah/Geechees.

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