Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Films

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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Harriet Tubman in the Gullah/Geechee Nation featured on “Civil War Spies”

Travel Channel will air a special episode of “Lost Secrets” which was shot in Beaufort, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Tune in and travel down the Combahee River with the host and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) as they discuss Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid. “Civil War Spies” will air on Sunday, December 15th at 11 pm EST.

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Frum Africa ta de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Ef hunnuh chillun gwine crak hunnuh teet bout who webe @GullahGeechee, hunnuh gwine hafa yeddi bout de tru journee frum Alkebulan ta de islandts wha dey een de sea. Afta disya, hunnuh gwine hafa lun bout wha Africans put een disya soil and e human rights battle wha gwine on fa webe free. So, fa disya Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month, we sho disya pun Gullah/Geechee TV frum de Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition’s Alkebulan Archive cuz we taut um not robree:

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Jasper County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019

Jasper County, SC has proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019!” This year, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will actually present in that county on August 1, 2019 at 5 pm at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage.

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Celebrating Black Bikers @GullahGeechee!

Since May is bike month, the folks in the Gullah/Geechee Nation decided to not only encourage riding bicycles, but to also celebrate bikes that are motorized and to honor the legacy of Black bikers. To that end, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 3 to 6 pm, “Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty” will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at the intersection fo Highway 21 / Sea Island Parkway and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive on St. Helena Island. For the first time in the history of this event, there will be a a “Best of Show” (with two categories) and “Best Beauty” contest for the lady riders. Admission is free, but for the contest there is a fee.

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