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.