Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Films

Remembering Gullah/Geechee Souls: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery and Revisiting Wilmington 1898 Massacre

As we demand and await justice for Sister Breonna Taylor who was viciously murdered by the police in her own home, we also awaiting a conviction in the trial of the murders of Brother Ahmaud Arbery. Brother Arbery was a native of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who was murdered on the outskirts of Brunswick, GA by white racists. The most outstanding tribute to Brother Arbery was done at the Trinity United Church of Christ. “The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery” clearly outlines the illness of America as a whole and what we who believe in freedom must do.

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Fa de @GullahGeechee Chillun

Fa Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation became a cartoon! Yeddi disya and mo ting fa de chillun!

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Gullah/Geechee Mind fa Freedum Screening and Discussion

Jayn de @GullahGeechee Famlee fa de lass ednin of @GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020! Git hunnuh ticket fa de “Gullah/Geechee Mind fa Freedum” Part 1 documentary screenin and discussion. Queen Quet, Chieftess of de Gullah/Geechee Nation gwine crak e teet bout disya documentary series and de #GullahGeechee legacy!

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Zooming in on Documenting Black History

Tune in to Episode 9 of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  as  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation speaks with filmmaker Christopher Everett about “Documenting Black History.”  Everett created  the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire” and is now working on Part II about the 1898 Wilmington Massacre.

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Wilmington on Fire Burning History of Black Towns into Minds Virtually

May “Seed & Spark” ignite a new flame to burn this part of Black History into the minds of everyone that views Wilmington on Fire while it shows online between June 25th and July 2, 2020.  Make sure to register, view, and discuss this film if you truly believe in bringing about racial equity: 

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Queen’s Chronicle-The Massacre at Emanuel and the On-Going Movement to Save Black Lives

The more Charleston profited financially from tragedy tourism as folks played in the blood of our families members and friends, it got worse. As people ignored the on-going pain of the family members that lived and had to see the world make the site of this assassination and massacre a place to simply pour money into while the families were still seeking to have folks pour love and upliftment into them, it got worse. Each year that people do not realize that Pastor Pinckney was a leader for land rights for Gullah/Geechee people and that is no doubt why he was targeted to be assassinated, it gets worse.

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Culture, Climate Change, Preparedness and Equity Amidst the Rising Sea @GullahGeechee

More oft than not, the dialogue and discussions about hurricanes and climate change have taken on the scope of devaluing locations financially in order to justify where funding and other resources will be directed during emergency responses and the restorations that follow. Given that many of us that live on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are part of a major tourists destination, we bear the burden of being capitalized on by many people of other cultures that see this area and any information that they can obtain about Gullah/Geechee traditions as tools to exploit the culture and the area for financial gain. The gated, suburbanized, resort, and gentrified properties are used to calculate the value of damage that would come after a storm hits or major flooding takes place. However, the value of the cultural heritage in these locations is not measurable via metrics and formulas. Therefore, the priceless nature of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is not something that de cumya comprehend.

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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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De Glory of Gullah/Geechee

The 1st South Carolina Volunteers proved that they stood as proud Gullah/Geechee men and did not flinch. Yet, with all their bravery, there has been no acknowledgement of them in the education system of South Carolina throughout the years. The Gullah/Geechee Nation Hall of Fame long since acknowledged these Black men and women such as Suzie King Taylor who were primarily from our coast and who fought for us and for our day of emancipation to come.

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Honoring Gullah/Geechee Champion Smokin Joe Frazier

As I traveled the road in my home county of Beaufort, SC, I reflected on when a road got named after Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World, Smokin’ Joe Frazier. People that see that road here may wonder why since many people incorrectly believe that Smokin’ Joe was from Philadelphia where they have a statue of the fictional boxer, “Rocky” and didn’t place one there for Joe. So, to help folks get the truth, I thought it would be appropriate to honor someone that I knew and loved on his birthday, January 12th by setting the record straight.

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