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Fa Mama Dem een de Gullah/Geechee Nation: A Legacy of Gullah/Geechee Female Freedom Fighters

Every Women’s Herstory Month / Black Women’s Herstory Month, I reflect on the blessed harvest of knowledge that GOD has allowed me to cultivate by not simply reading about or watching videos of these powerfilled Gullah/Geechee female freedom fighters. I give thanks for the abundant harvest that has been part of my life because they each saw fit to plant seeds of knowledge into my mind and soul. They showed me tools to use at the right time to cut out things that would not be beneficial nor uplifting to me or to the movement for the rights of women, Black people and especially those that are Gullah/Geechee. They knew how and when to cut just as my mother does and all her mothers before her did. I am thankful that they placed the knife in my hands in the field.

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Celebrating de Gullah/Geechee Ooman Wha Choose ta Challenge pun @GullahGeechee Riddim Radio

For “International Women’s Day,” hostess Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) honored De Gullah/Geechee Ooman wha Choose to Challenge. Yeddi disya bout Gullah/Geechee Civil Rights activists, Septima P. Clark, Mary Moultrie, and Amelia Boynton Robinson and de Gullah/Geechee Nation’s human rights leaders.

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Re-igniting the Movement: Honoring US Majority Whip James E. Clyburn

The Gullah/Geechee Nation will be celebrating with Congressman Clyburn as The International Civil Rights Center & Museum will honor him for his work in civil rights and on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We invite you to also obtain your ticket to be a part of this historic gala. Go to https://www.sitinmovement.org/2021-gala Be a part of Re-Ignite the Movement!

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Celebrating St. Helena De Gullah/Geechee Epicenter

Interestingly enough, I never drew the connection between helping write and establish the Cultural Protection Overlay District law and the fact that it took place the same year that I made world history by taking the human rights of my people before the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland until I just typed out the year. I did reflect on the fact that on my UN anniversary this year (April 1st), I was leading the “Coastal Cultures Conference” and sitting amongst national leaders focused on assisting with protecting the rich environment of St. Helena Island and helping the island to be even more resilient. The Gullah/Geechee Nation Sustainability Plan calls for us to ensure that the mission of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is adhered to and that we protect our people by enhancing their quality of life. We can only do this by protecting and improving the land and water quality and lessening the stress of them having to fight to keep protecting themselves and their homeland. Yet, as our ancestors did, we find ourselves on a battlefield once again protecting our rights as was done during the US Civil War, the Jim Crow Era and the Civil Rights Movement. I am proud to be in the number leading the human rights movement!

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Celebrating the Legacy of Black Labor this Labor Day

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) entered into a dialogue with Elder Carlie Towne, the Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) about the history of Black labor and Black people in labor unions. They not only dialogued about the Brotherhood of Pullman Porters, they also discussed the International Longshoreman’s Union, the Communication Workers of America, and the historic Charleston Hospital Workers Strike and 1199.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee featured in “We the Women”

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). Honoring the 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote in the United States.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Black Legacy Journey 1-I Feel a Song in My Heart Again by Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee

At any point in time that my soul gets weary, I find myself asking that question, “Lord why’d you enlighten me without the enlightenment of all my folks” and I get that same answer as in the song, “You set yourself on a quest for truth.” Yes, I am still thirsty for truth and that is why GOD must have put it in my heart to stop simply singing about it and to go on a road trip back to Tennessee.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Black Legacy Journey Part 2-Gullah/Geechee in Tennessee

I was barely in my seat when I saw the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida on the screen. I knew in that moment that this being a destination that I was determined to get to was not for naught. I felt immersed in the bush arbor once again. I refrained from clapping as much as I wanted to. I wanted to break out into a shout in this moment that was filled with peace.

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Resolutions, Restitution, and Reparations: 2018 State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated her 18th anniversary as the elected head pun de bodee of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with her annual State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation address on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio

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Celebrating Black Freedom in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee citizens stood for their human right to self-determination over two decades ago and declared their own nation on the very lands where their ancestors had not only previously been enslaved, but where they fought for their freedom through uprisings including the Stono Rebellion and the Denmark Vesey Rebellion and the US Civil War. The concepts of self-determination and self-sufficiency have been consistent in certain Gullah/Geechee families and communities. This is why Gullah/Geechee culture has been able to continue to exist in spite of all the efforts that have been and continue to be done to water down and ultimately assimilate and eliminate the cultural heritage traditions in what is now the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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