Monthly Archives: August, 2020

De Will fa Keep @GullahGeechee Land

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) I have spent over four decades of my life fighting for Gullah/Geechees to maintain their land ownership. Over the decades, I have been deposed in numerous legal cases and we won all of them. I give thanks for the numerous lawyers that provided legal advice to …

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Gullah/Geechee Soul of the South

In this histo-musical presentation, Queen Quet educates the world about a number of musical artists and songs that people have heard around the world and how these emerged from Gullah/Geechee soil and souls. Put on hunnuh dancin shoe and tune een fa yeddi disya fa tru!

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Using Artistry fa Support de @GullahGeechee

In one of the most trying times that the world has ever seen, people from all walks of life have come together to support each other as human beings and to support the cause of dismantling racism by sharing the truth. Many of these individuals have also decided that the best way to support the BIPOC communities is via financial support so that the economic wealth gap can be closed and the BIPOC communities and families therein can be sustained. Fortunately, a number of organizations and individuals have stepped up to join and support the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in the efforts that it has led for over two decades.

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Zooming in on Living Authentically

Tune in for the fourteenth episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” for “Living Authentically” with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Sheronda Goodwine-Barksdale of “Authentically Your Expressions.” This episode will focus on life coaching and cultural legacy and how these are sustained by living authentically.

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Zooming in on Sea Level Rise and Cultural Heritage

Tune in for the thirteenth episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) dialogues with fellow Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank member, Dan Rizza of Climate Central. Climate Central has created several tools that focus on the impacts of sea level rise on coastal resources and sites. This episode will focus on how to use these tools and how sea level rise impacts the sustainability of cultural heritage.

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Celebrating Barbados & De Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many 2020 celebrations were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst these were numerous return home to Africa celebrations and the 350th of Charleston, SC. These were scheduled to overlap with the 300th celebration in Barbados and the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

As we have often had to do, the children of Mother Africa adapted quickly to the new circumstances that we were faced with. So, we took our celebrations to the global audiences that could not come to visit us. As a result, thousands of additional people have been able to partake of insights about the African Diaspora that they may not have been able to do so if traveling was required. Two such online engagements that linked people directly to celebrations that are held annually in the Gullah/Geechee Nation were the Carifest Virtual Summit and the Take a Stand fa Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020 Telethon.

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Improving the Waters Surrounding Edisto Island, SC @GullahGeechee

The Edisto Island, SC community in the Gullah/Geechee Nation relies upon its surrounding waterways for everything from food to recreation to employment, and Clemson University is looking for local knowledge about the best ways to protect them.

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Remembering Gullah/Geechee Souls: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery and Revisiting Wilmington 1898 Massacre

As we demand and await justice for Sister Breonna Taylor who was viciously murdered by the police in her own home, we also awaiting a conviction in the trial of the murders of Brother Ahmaud Arbery. Brother Arbery was a native of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who was murdered on the outskirts of Brunswick, GA by white racists. The most outstanding tribute to Brother Arbery was done at the Trinity United Church of Christ. “The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery” clearly outlines the illness of America as a whole and what we who believe in freedom must do.

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Support @GullahGeechee Businesses during #BlackBusinessMonth

There are many Black owned businesses, but fewer Gullah/Geechee owned businesses throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In order to keep the community safe, we are not promoting taking tours at the present time. However, that does not preclude folks from being able to support a number of other Gullah/Geechee companies that are operating restaurants and e-commerce sites. Disya da Black Business Month and Black August, so tek sum time fa support de bizness wha trulee Gullah/Geechee. Tenki Tenki!

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Zooming in on Gullah/Geechee Crafts and Cultural Sustainability

Tune in for the twelfth episode of Zooming in on Sustainability featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. Learn about the legacy of Gullah/Geechee crafts and how this contributes to cultural sustainability.

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