Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Books

The Insanity and Audacity of Racism and White Privilege: A Memo from the Gullah/Geechee

This practice best fits the definition of appropriation which is “the action of taking something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission.”  In the Gullah/Geechee culture, my mama and elders taught me, “Disya da tiefin!”  This is theft!

Once you steal something and then receive financial gain for it, that is exploitation!  You have “capitalized” on something that was not yours.  Aaah, but that is the very story of America that people have not wanted to discussed and that is fueling the fires that are burning off the masks that people have worn to cover up the ugly truth. 

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Colleton County, SC @GullahGeechee Celebrates Queen Quet’s 20 Years of Service

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrates 20 years of helping promote literacy and teaching about the cultural heritage and legacy of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the Colleton County Memorial Library.

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De #GullahGeechee2020 Edition of De Conch

Mek sho hunnuh jayn we fa #GullahGeechee2020! http://www.GullahGeecheeNation.com

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Gullah/Geechee Black History Living Legend Queen Quet Makes History Again with New Books

Queen Quet, who coined the phrase, “The Art-ivist” to describe herself, has taken the Gullah/Geechee culture of the Sea Islands to all fifty states in the United States and around the world via her “Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentations.” She will return to the highways, byways, and skyways sharing her culture via four new books that she has released in the space of two months.

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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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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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Celebrate Gullah/Geechee Black History

The schedule of “#GullahGeechee2020: Seein Gullah/Geechee Culcha Clearly” events launches with the celebration of Black History Month.

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Gullah/Geechee Holy Days Celebration Hosted by Barnes and Noble

The Destiny Community Café in North Charleston, SC is a “Pay-What-You-Can” café that has evolved from not only feeding the body, but to also feeding the mind.  In October, they did the ribbon cutting for the “Queen Quet Gullah/Geechee Legacy Library.”   This effort is being supported by Barnes and Noble.  The West Ashley store in Charleston and the North Charleston store are locations where donations of Gullah/Geechee and Black history books for all ages can be donated for the library via the “Gullah Geechee” Saturday Series for Destiny Community Café Book Drive.

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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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