De Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag

When the Gullah/Geechee Nation came into existence officially as another nation of the world on July 2, 2000, the citizens were able to stand beneath their own flag which had been commissioned by Carlie Towne of the Gullah/Geechee People Foundation which was based in Goose Creek, SC.   Disya ain da nuttin fa hunnuh tink dey dey drylongso.   De Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag embodies the following:

 

GULLAH/GEECHEE FLAG THE MEANING

The Gullah/Geechee Flag represents those sons and daughters of Africa who were forced to come to America in ships of pain, for a life of servitude and death.

For more than three hundred years the Anointed People of the African Sun were auction off to the highest bidder torn away from tribal and family ties, systematically deprived of ancient African names, physically and mentally brutalized in both body and soul.

Forced to renounce traditional religions and beliefs, stripped of self-respect, dehumanized, tortured without mercy or moral concern, lynched, raped, denied political access, methodically conditioned to engage in self hate and denied any hope of freedom.

And after the genocide, cheated out of the promised 40 acres and a mule.

Yet, the Gullah/Geechee Anointed People survived like a bright shining star above adversity to finally be free again.

Slavery and the long years of crushing toil gave to the Anointed People an uncommon strength.

Existing and preserving with the secrets of African technology science and mother-wit to branch out toward the future and cast the seeds of a new born Gullah/Geechee heritage.

Through knowledge and wisdom, the cultural ties between Africa and African-Americans are now spiritually joined.

 
The Circle represents the unity created by the use of the Gullah/Geechee language and the Golden Seal inside the circle represents the legacy of the original African people of the sun.

Indigo Blue reminds us of the sea on which Egbo walked back into, rather than to live a life of enslavement.

Indigo Blue also reminds us of the blue sky over the land that grew the sweetgrass that the Gullah/Geechee People transformed into baskets.

 

Across the vast ocean of Indigo Blue, the deep living roots of the Gullah/Geechee Tree is adorned with the victorious Emerald Crown of a new legacy.

The Gullah/Geechee Flag further represents we people as the authentic original Gullah/Geechee Nation with linkage to our ancestral legacy. We stand as custodians of Gullah/Geechee Culture and protectors of our human rights as we practice our right to self-determination as a national minority ethnic group who are not just African-Americans, but who also practice and enjoy their own unique culture, and converse in their own unique language which is “Gullah” from which derived the “Geechee” dialect.

Whereas this symbol waves as a banner of our mission is to preserve, protect and to promote our history, heritage, culture, language and homeland. It is a symbol to show our official recognition of the governance (minority) rights necessary to accomplish our mission to take care of our community through collective efforts which will provide a healthy environment, care for the well beings of each person, and economic empowerment. Therefore, it is only natural that this symbol show that we as a people will preserve, maintain and reclaim ALL elements of our homeland which will FOREVER be our base of existence as we remain true to our mission for we are the embodiment of the culture and the heritage of the determined, strong willed Gullah/Geechee Anointed People.

This symbol has been established and has put in motion a healing force that is to inspire this generation and those generations to come to work toward creating a state of Gullah/Geechee peace, happiness, prosperity and well-being. Hunnuh chillun wha dey ya da Gullah/Geechee Annointed Peepol!

WEBE Gullah/Geechee Anointed Peepol!

www.GullahGeecheeNation.com


 

Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag

Annually during the final week of July and through the weekend of the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ (www.GullahGeechee.info), the citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and our supporters proudly wear Gullah/Geechee gear and wave their flags.  De Gullah/Geechee Nation flag can be obtained at

www.GullahGeechee.biz

and under the “Shop” button at www.QueenQuet.com.  Git hunnuh famlee oin’t disya dey ya!

 

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