Gullah/Geechee Burial Area Desecration

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) is calling on you to view and share this video by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) showing the desecration of a Gullah/Geechee graveyard.

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Gullah/Geechee Land

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition was the first organization to exist in the world with the words “Gullah/Geechee” in its name. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has continued to work to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive on the land in the Gullah/Geechee Nation since its founding in 1996. As a result of their efforts, they have gained not only members, but also international supporters. Gwine ta http://www.GullahGeecheeLand.com

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De Fuss Gullah/Geechee History Hunt

HEADS UP @GullahGeechee Famlee!
Hunnuh chillun kin win $1K ef hunnuh kno we storee @GullahGeechee! De #GullahGeechee Sea Island Coalition gwine sponsa de fuss Gullah/Geechee History Hunt fa Black History Month! Ef a native Gullah/Geechee Famlee win togedda, e gwine git mo cash den disya.
Email GullGeeCo@aol.com fa sign up fa de Gullah/Geechee History Hunt 2021!
http://www.GullahGeechee.net
http://www.GullahGeecheeNation.com

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Queen Quet and @GullahGeechee 2020 Headlines

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) celebrated 20 years as the Head of State, Queen Mother, and spokesperson for Gullah/Geechees during 2020. In spite of the pandemic, she continued to lead the nation and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in insuring the protection of the rights of her people. As a result, numerous news outlets captured the successful engagements that took place.

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De Gullah/Geechee pun St. Helena Island via SaintHelenaGullahGeechee.com

“Disya da St. Helena” gwine bring hunnuh chillun riycha fa see who webe pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is truly a blessing to be able to assist people with a virtual visit through ourstory of historic St. Helena Island, South Carolina where I was homegrown in my Gullah/Geechee culture. • Queen Quet

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Gee ta de @GullahGeechee pun #GivingTuesday 2020

As we now approach Giving Tuesday, we want to make folks aware of why this is such an important day in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Giving Tuesday started in 2012 in the United States. It was founded by the 92nd Street Y nonprofit as a rallying cry to encourage people to donate to their favorite causes. The Giving Tuesday movement is now in over 70 countries including the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In 2019, $500 million was raised online. Charitable causes are in need of even more support this year due to the pandemic. So, we are calling on all of our supporters to make donations to these Gullah/Geechee fundraising efforts and to share the information with your networks

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Beaufort County, SC Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020

Congratulations to Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and de @GullahGeechee Famlee! Tenki Tenki ta Beaufort County, SC! Beaufort County was the first to proclaim “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020” in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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#AuthenticallyGullahGeechee Organizations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Given that the native founded and operated organizations and institutions were established to insure that their culture is accurate represented and presented, they continue to carry out their missions in spite of the opposition and lack of support that they receive from the new organizations that came into being after them. These native Gullah/Geechee organizations and institutions are the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Gullah/Geechee Angel Network. Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida, and Geechee Kunda.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Gullah/Geechee Linguistic Misrepresentation and Maintaining Indigenous Languages

“As Rita Mae Brown put it ‘Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.’ A Gullah/Geechee proverb says: ‘Ef hunnuh ain kno whey hunnuh dey frum, hunnuh ain gwine kno whey hunnuh gwine.’ ‘Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation’s culture as its language.’

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20 Years as Queen: Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Reflects on Queen Quet

On April 1, 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine whose roots stem from St. Helena, Polowana, and Dataw Islands in Beaufort County, SC sat down before the world in Genéva, Switzerland. She became the first Gullah/Geechee to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She had no idea that when the clock on the wall stopped at zero that a clock that would be ticking to alter the trajectory of her life would begin running. She has been running in syncopation with it ever since.

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Queen Quet Releases Gullah/Geechee Novel Duet

“We Journey” and “Gwine Home” are both Gullah/Geechee family sagas set on the Sea Islands. Youths in both books learn their culture and their family stories from the elders in their families while also alerting their family members to the environmental changes happening around them. From battling climate change and sea level rise to hurricanes and destructionment, these two novels bring out how native Gullah/Geechees that are holding onto their land come together to face these issues that continue to encroach on the sustainability of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gullah/Geechee Famlee Days fa #GullahGeechee2020

De “#GullahGeechee2020: Seeing Gullah/Geechee Culcha Clearly” celebration will not only consist of on Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day. This year there will be a Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at the Gullah Museum of Georgetown, SC in celebration of Black History Month and there will be a Gullah/Geechee Famlee Weekend on Jekyll Island, GA.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Fest 2020: Gullah/Geechee 2020-Celebratin Who Webe

Jayn we fa de 15th Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™
Saturday, August 1, 2020.
#GullahGeechee2020: Celebratin Who Webe!

This is the official international festival of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

http://www.GullahGeechee.info

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Stopping Destructionment on the SC Sea Islands in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Stop destructionment on St. Helena and Wadamalaw Islands in the Gullah/Geechee Nation! Stand up wid de #GullahGeechee!

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Historical Effects of Migration on Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuation

ueen Quet, Chieftess, Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information, Dr. Najmah Thomas, and Dr. Jessica Berry of the Gullah/Geechee Nation opened the “Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Conference” with a session entitled “Historical Effects of Migration on Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuation.”

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Launches with Queen Quet Gullah/Geechee Legacy Library Ribbon Cutting

beginning of “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month.” The official launch celebration will be a Gullah/Geechee Dinner Dance at Scott’s Grand’s Destiny Café in North Charleston, SC.

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Support Gullah/Geechee Rising SEA and Help #GullahGeechee Resiliency

The Gullah/Geechee community that has been self-sufficient and resilient in this area since the 1600s is now faced with an on-slaught of challenges to the continuation of their culture on their own land which has been passed down since the US Civil War. They are not only dealing with issues of economic inequity, but also environmental injustice which has and continues to cause displacement of Gullah/Geechee from the southeastern coast. For those that remain there, they are literally on the front shoreline of climate change and sea level rise.

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Celebrating Queen Quet Days

Queen Quet Days are celebrated April 11th, April 16th and April 19th. There are many more throughout the year in different locations. http://www.QueenQuet.com

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Gullah/Geechee Rising SEA Campaign Launched for World Water Day

The leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will release their ocean action plan on World Water Day 2019.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Embarks on World Tour from Queen City to Queen’s Park

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who was homegrown on historic St. Helena and Polowana Islands, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation has embarked on her annual world tour themed “Healin’ de Land.”

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Queen Quet: Queen of Islands and Water Champion

Those tides are now called “king tides” throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation and that king has dethrowned cotton. Aaah, but this king now has an elected Queen that is facing him and the other members of his climate changing and environmentally impacting family head on-Queen Quet!

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Sustaining a Nation by Queen Quet @GullahGeechee

When I started out doing this work over almost 4 decades ago, no one else used the term “Gullah/Geechee” and now it is a hashtag unto itself.  I was led to put the two words together in order to unify my people who had been separated by those that truly sought to destroy our spirits and exploit our abilities in the process.  The fortunate reality is that there are people around the world that now know of the existence of #GullahGeechee history, heritage, and culture.  However, the unfortunate thing is that due to the saturation of the entertainment and tourist markets with storytelling and misleading representations via museums, replicated sites, non-Gullah/Geechee operated events, tourism agencies, and now even museums that seek to exploit grant money, the work that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are doing has become that much more difficult.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015-Gwine tru de Coast fa Keep de Culcha!

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015 will be celebrated throughout the South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida portions of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast July 25-August 2, 2015. Queen Quet states, “We gwine tru de coast fa keep de culcha!” The week will be a journey into the living traditions of native Gullah/Geechees as those that want to learn about this unique indigenous national linguistic and ethnic minority take Gullah/Geechee owned and operated tours to Gullah/Geechee businesses and historic sites .Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the events that are highlights of this nine days of activities which will honor the lives and legacies of the Emanuel 9.

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Queen Quet: Continuing the Gullah/Geechee Nation Human Rights Journey and Legacy

This July 2nd I see all of this and I see that GOD has shown me to continue to do the work to which and for which I am called because there is somebody somewhere to whom this work makes a difference and whose life will be better because they can truly be free because Denmark Vesey, Patrice Lumumba, Clementa C. Pinckney and I took this journey.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Emerges from Tragedy into Celebration

In the wake of the recent tragedy during which the Gullah/Geechee Nation lost nine of its citizens during what has been deemed the “Charleston Massacre,” they continue to walk on with the pride and dignity of their ancestors as they come out of a period of mourning into a time of celebration. What would be an annual time to celebrate Gullah/Geechee traditions and culture is now also a time to celebrate the lives of the Emanuel 9. The Gullah/Geechee Nation will have a series of events that will take place during the month of July in order to honor the legacies of these nine souls and to bring the Gullah/Geechee family together on the coast from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL.

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Gullah/Geechee Land Redeemed by Pan African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network!

NON-PROFIT Pan-African Family Empowerment and Land Preservation Network (PAFEN) REDEEMED FIRST PROPERTY OF GULLAH/GEECHEE FAMILY SOLD AT 2014 BEAUFORT COUNTY DELINQUENT TAX SALE MAY 15, 2015.

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Yeddi “Hunnuh Chillun” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun

Yeddi de Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation CD “Hunnuh Chillun” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun!

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Yeddi “Cum Een” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun

Yeddi de histo-musical presentation CD, “Cum Een” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckhun!

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Yeddi “Hunnuh Hafa Shout Sumtime!!!” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun

Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun’s histo-musical presentation journey, “Hunnuh Hafa Shout Sumtime!!!” can be purchased online and downloaded or get a CD at http://www.gullahgeechee.biz!

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Queen Quet’s Journey from Human Rights Back to Gullah/Geechee Land

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) took the time to do an anniversary episode of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to detail her journey becoming the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to speak before the United Nations on behalf of Gullah/Geechees.

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De Conch Doubles Up for 2015!

De Conch Doubles Up for 2015! De Conch is the international ezine of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno, den yeddi De Conch da blo!

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Join Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Other Faith Leaders for the “Faith Communities & Climate Resilience Summit”

Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and other faith leaders for an evening of discussion and workshops on building climate resilience and restoring our communities to places of safety, justice, and prosperity. Learn how faith communities, academics, and government officials from across the U.S. are finding new and creative solutions to climate challenges. 

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I Heard the Gullah/Geechee Queen Pray One Day

…there was one thought that fed my soul-“I am here because I heard Queen Quet, the Gullah/Geechee Queen, pray one time.”

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Governor of South Carolina Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week Statewide

Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina has joined the massive number of coastal elected officials from North Carolina to Northeastern Florida that have proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” SC Representative Shedron Williams proclaimed the celebration in his district in previous years. However, the Governor’s proclamation now makes this a statewide celebration. South Carolina is the first state to join the numerous coastal counties and townships that have proclaimed this celebration within their jurisdictions over the past decade.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2022

From North Carolina’s Town of Leland down to Jacksonville, Florida, the coastal counties and numerous townships in the Gullah/Geechee Nation have proclaimed July 30-August 6, 2022 as “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” This marks the 10th anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation wide celebration of authentic Gullah/Geechee culture. The week launches on historic St. Helena Island, SC at the St. Helena Park at Noon on Saturday, July 30th with “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day

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Gullah/Geechees Defeat Bay Point Destructioneer!

“The decision to uphold the Beaufort Board of Zoning Appeals’ original decision to deny the building of an exclusive luxury resort on Bay Point is an outstanding way to conclude not only Oceans Month, but to also conclude a month that has been filled with celebrations of freedom for us in the Gullah/Geechee Nation,” said Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. “We have continued to fight for our sacred ancestral lands and the waters that surround us because these are the places that have allowed our families to be self-sufficient for generations and we want these places to remain safe and healthy for future generations to do the same.”

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Queen’s Chronicles: Stayed on Freedom-22 Years of Gullah/Geechee Self-Determination

The power of Gullah/Geechee unity is rejuvenating while the consistent packaging our culture for the use of tourists vexes the soul and almost boggles the mind. I state “almost” because as a scholar of history, I am well aware that at every stage of Black advancement, there have been those that never wanted freedom because it is isn’t free. Freedom requires constant due diligence, consistency and sacrifice. The cost that this totals for Gullah/Geechee has been over 4 decades of my life which includes 25 years of actually awakening every day to seek out more knowledge about my people, our land and then to invest in protecting them both.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2022

Jayn we fa de 2022 Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival een Bluffton, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation August 6th! http://www.GullahGeechee.info

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Join Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in a Brookings Fireside Chat About Rural Economics

Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in a Brookings Institute fireside chat with Sister Makada Henry-Nickie followed by the panel discussion, “Reshaping the economic narrative around America’s rural communities” on June 15th.

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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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Ring Shout wit de NC Gullah/Geechee Famlee!

Tyrone Hill, a direct descendant of the Gullah/Geechees who grew rice on Eagles Island, NC will host the first Gullah community ring shout in Brunswick County, NC. The event is to encourage unity, share knowledge and preserve North Carolina Gullah/Geechee culture. Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head of State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be the special guest of honor at the event.

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