Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Foodways

Build Back Better BIPOC Coastal Cultural Heritage Communities including the Gullah/Geechee Nation

I never thought that my house on St. Helena Island in South Carolina would host the United States Congress or the United Nations. However, due to the on-going global pandemic, I have been able sit in prestigious political places via my computer screen without traveling and contributing further carbon emissions. As I tune in, I am concerned about the omissions- the omissions of the cost of climate change impacts on cultural heritage communities like the Gullah/Geechee Nation on the southeastern coast.

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Queen Quet of de Gullah/Geechee Nation and Pioneers of Preservation

The first event of the Pioneers in Preservation series will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, located at 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Gullah/Geechee Nation luminary Queen Quet will deliver a thought-provoking, “edu-taining,” “histo-musical” performance highlighting Gullah/Geechee roots while focusing on the strength of tradition and the power of story through music.  Those arriving ahead of the presentation will be able to see the “Human Cargo” exhibition for FREE.

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Where You Gonna Run To? Cultural Heritage Continuation and the Intersectionality of Calamity

…those that truly see the world devastation attached to the spiritual degradation that has led people to being so self absorbed that they are more interested in their distractions than they are in focusing on ways to heal the planet, find ourselves almost unable to rise from our knees to work since we are consistently crying out to GOD to hold back the storms and heal the land. If the root cause of climate change is truly anthropocene and climate inaction has produced and will continue to produce more human health issues from heat induced sicknesses to pandemics and will continue to threaten our food security by bringing about ocean acidification, drought, and wildfires amongst a sundry lists of other issues, “Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to?”

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Gullah/Geechee Agro-Culture Fishing & Farming Field Day

who were enslaved on plantations along the southeast coast, Gullah/Geechee represents the only group of African Americans who maintained a significant amount of Africanisms including foodways, land use practices, subsistence fishing, and the spoken Gullah language (Goodwine, 1998; Politzer, 1999). For centuries, Gullah/Geechee communities sustained a way of life predicated on the wealth of close-knit family compounds, and carefully nurtured the resources of the land and water (Dean, 2013). In recent decades, this way of life has been disrupted due to inequitable public policy. Beyond the negative impact on the immediate community, this disruption also has negative impacts on the larger farming ecosystem. Research shows that culture and agriculture ecosystems are inextricably linked – sustain culture, sustain agriculture (Dean, 2013).” Like the cast net, we want to draw in all that will feed the Gullah/Geechee Famlee.  We gwine feed de mind, body, and soul. 

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Beaufort County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021

Tune in as the Beaufort County Council in SC presents Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with the “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021 Proclamation.”

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes for Panafest in Ghana

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will provide a keynote address and panel discussion on Friday, July 30, 2021. Let’s work together on “Securing the African Family: Our Soul, Our Health and Our Wealth.”

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WEBE de Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy

In celebration of Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will bring to life the outstanding Gullah art of Lisa Gilyard-Rivers at the Legacy Art Gallery in Beaufort, SC on Friday, August 6, 2021.

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Celebrate Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week on Edisto Island, SC!

Enjoy a Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Book signing by Greg Estevez, author of the book, “Edisto Island: The African-American Journey”.  Purchase Gullah/Geechee books, art, and items while enjoying the evening with some of Edisto Island’s experts in the Gullah/Geechee culture. 

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Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day Celebrates Gullah/Geechee Land & Living Legacy

Nation Appreciation Week which is happening July 31st-August 8, 2021.   The celebration is happening under the theme “Celebrating Gullah/Geechee Land & Living Legacy” and will begin on historic St. Helena Island, SC on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Noon at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park on Sea Island Parkway at Dr. Martin Luther King Drive with “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day.”

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Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree: Gullah/Geechee Resiliency

25 years ago in a vision my ancestors said to me, “Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.” That became not only the slogan for the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition which GOD directed me to be the founder of, this also became my daily mission. • Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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