Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Businesses and Industries

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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Queen’s Chronicle: Hutchinson House Reveals the Gullah/Geechee Freedman’s Story of a Sea Island Black King

The legacy of self-determination and self-sufficiency in the Gullah/Geechee Nation that both the Garvin-Garvey Freedmen’s Cottage and the Hutchinson House represents is powerful! Hutchinson House inspires many dialogues concerning heirs property, Black visionary leadership, family and community unity and sustainability, pillars of Gullah/Geechee cultural identity, and more. Tune in to Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) and see the power of the journey to the space with me.

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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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Queen Quet of the @GullahGeechee Nation Keynotes for Midwest Assets Conference

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be the keynote speaker opening the Midwest Asset Building Conference in Detroit, MI on November 12, 2019. The biennial Midwest Asset Building Conference brings practitioners, policy advocates, and researchers together to strengthen our collective work to address the racial wealth divide and help families build prosperity in the Midwest. Details on the activities and registration for the two day event are available at https://www.midwestassetbuilding.org/schedule.

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#GullahGeechee Appreciation Final Day at the Destiny Café

The concluding event for Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week will be a dinner and awards ceremony entitled “Honoring 400 Years of History” on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3 pm. Folks can RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/487155375386641/.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Healin #GullahGeechee Land & Holdin pun de Culcha

Holdin pun de culcha happens pun de land. If we are taking a stand for land in order to keep Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage alive on it, it requires a significant intellectual, spiritual, and financial investment. So, as much as “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day” is a fun raiser it is also a fundraiser. We call on all those celebrating “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” that truly appreciate the work that is on-going that allows us to still live on our coast and to keep our culture alive here to contribute to the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund”

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Supportin #GullahGeechee Artistry

As the full week of #GullahGeechee celebration began, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) sounded the conch via Twitter @GullahGeechee and Instagram @GullahGeechee to encourage people to continue to head out to museums such as the Gullah Museum in Georgetown or the one on Hilton Head to support Gullah/Geechee owned spaces that promote Gullah/Geechee history and sell artworks from native Gullah/Geechees.

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Williamsburg County Proclaims Its 1st Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

The African ancestors of the Gullah/Geechee of the Pee Dee like Cato and Gullah Jack were warriors that fought back and it is a blessing to find folks still in Williamsburg County fighting to hold onto land and to our cultural heritage. The pride showed as the entire county council stood up together to take the photo with me as they proclaimed the first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” in their county.

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Jayn de #GullahGeechee Famlee fa @GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019!

Jayn de #GullahGeechee Famlee fa @GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019!

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Celebrating Gullah/Geechee een SC!

Spring begins and planting season takes place in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, opportunities to engage with Gullah/Geechee culture blooms. A series of events and celebrations highlighting the living legacy of the Gullah/Geechee will be taking place throughout SC.

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