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.

The Carifest Virtual Summit was an engaging discourse regarding the link between Barbados and Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the shared realities of Bajan and Gullah/Geechee culture:

De “Takin a Stand fa Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020 Telethon” brought to the airways native Gullah/Geechee presenters that edutained the audience in order to raise funds for the Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund.

Funds are still being raise via CashApp to $GullahGeecheeNation and via GoFundMe:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund

We wan mek sho fa hundreds mo years, hunnuh chillun gwine celebrate who webe pun all dees ya islandts round de world! Tune een and celebrate wid we!

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