Within less than one month, native Gullah/Geechees have come together much in the way that they did 21 years ago when they stood together to stand on their human right to self-determination. The recent wave of Gullah/Geechee unity managed to get four different white / Anglo owned companies to rebrand their products and no longer use the words “Gullah,” “Geechee” or “Geechie” to culturally and economically exploit the Gullah/Geechee people and their name.
Tune in to Episode 7 of “Zooming in on Sustainability” will be a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Dr. Najmah Thomas of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank and Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. They will discuss how policy is impacted by racial inequity and equity vs reconciliation.
Tune in to Episode 6 of “Zooming in on Sustainability” focused on “Healin’ @GullahGeechee” a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Khetnu Nefer of A Soulful Touch Wellness.
Queen Quet (www.QueenQuet.com) has spent four decades of her life fighting to prevent the genocide of her people and insuring that Gullah/Geechee culture will not only continue to exist, but that it will also be represented accurately and respectfully. She has successfully won many land rights cases and gotten laws changed in favor of the Gullah/Geechee people. She has repeatedly returned to the United Nations and continues to serve on international boards working to insure the continued sustainability of the environment of and the cultural heritage within the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL.
The Gullah/Geechee Flag represents those sons and daughters of Africa who were forced to come to America in ships of pain, for a life of servitude and death.
For more than three hundred years the Anointed People of the African Sun were auction off to the highest bidder torn away from tribal and family ties, systematically deprived of ancient African names, physically and mentally brutalized in both body and soul.
Forced to renounce traditional religions and beliefs, stripped of self-respect, dehumanized, tortured without mercy or moral concern, lynched, raped, denied political access, methodically conditioned to engage in self hate and denied any hope of freedom.
And after the genocide, cheated out of the promised 40 acres and a mule.
Yet, the Gullah/Geechee Anointed People survived like a bright shining star above adversity to finally be free again.
Tune in to “Yeddi We! #GullahGeechee2020 Virtually” a dialogue between
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Elder Carlie Towne, Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins and Dr. Amir Jamal Toure who are all leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
July 2, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the enstoolment of Queen Quet as the official Head pun de bodee of de Gullah/Geechee. Tune een fa #GullahGeechee2020 and yeddi bout de journey.
The more that people tune their spirits into this global moment of truth that we are in, they can come together in their cultural communities and be empowered. This power will then strike the shorelines around the globe well beyond World Oceans Month and maybe we can all breathe it in then pause and give thanks for the water bringing us all back into balance and healing us as Mother Earth heals herself. While she does, I pray that justice continues to flow.
Help stop another destructionment project from coming to the Sea Islands. They want to obtain 20,000 signatures on the “Stop the Destructionment at Bay Point Near St. Helena Island” petition by the end of June. Please sign here and share: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq
Please donate to the Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund to help them reach $20,000 by July 2, 2020: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund
Many amongst the thousands of people that tuned into the Juneteenth Drum Call for Justice donated to the campaign, signed the petition or sent contributions via CashApp to $GullahGeecheeNation and some did all of the above.