Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee featured in “We the Women”
It’s been 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women of the United States the right to vote.
In celebration, The Post and Courier reporters interviewed South Carolina women about the ways they’ve used their lives and their voices and their right to vote. This series, called “We the Women,” rolled out the first weeks of August and will culminate on the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which became part of the Constitution of the United States on Aug. 18, 1920.
Tune in to the We the Women conversation between Post and Courier reporter Emily Williams and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).
Queen Quet is one of the founding board members for the International African American Museum (IAAM) which is scheduled to open in 2021. As she departed the interview, she was happy to be reunited with Reverend DeMett Jenkins, the director of faith based engagement at the International African American Museum and the granddaughter of Gullah/Geechee Civil Rights leader, Esau Jenkins. She was also interviewed for the series.
After being a part of this series honoring the right to vote that women, especially Black women, fought long and hard for, Queen Quet sends out this reminder:
To see the entire We the Women series, go to https://www.postandcourier.com/wethewomen/
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