Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Foodways

Cum jayn Queen Quet at Sustain Fest at CofC @GullahGeechee

Join us as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Germaine Jenkins of Future Farms keynote at the College of Charleston for the Sustain Fest!

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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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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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Gullah/Geechee Linking Good Friday and Passover

Several years ago, Afroculinary specialist and expert, Michael Twitty joined us in celebration on St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. He was in the process of completing his book entitled “The Cooking Gene” which takes people on a journey into the pots of the kitchens and yards of our ancestors. So, it was great to hear from Michael who is Jewish just in time for Passover which begin on “Good Friday.” The rituals for both of these spiritual events differ however. Most Christians celebrate Good Friday in preparation for Resurrection Sunday and interestingly enough, while doing so many forget that Jesus was Hebrew / Jewish.

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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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Gullah/Geechee Artists Featured at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2018

De Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association will host its 5th Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 6 pm at the Hunting Island Nature Center. 

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Celebration 2018

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Celebration 2018    Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders launched “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” with the “Gullah/Geechee Gala at Gullah Roots” in North Charleston.  The celebration includes a number of online educational postings and profiles at the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Facebook fan page …

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2018

The citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation call for the entire world to celebrate #GullahGeechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month with us on each day of October annually by learning more about the living history of our community and by supporting the business owners, artists, and events of native Gullah/Geechees. 

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Culture on the Vine: Gullah/Geechee Muscadine

In the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the continuation of cultural traditions on the land is still a major issue.  The traditionalists have long since realized that without our land, we do not have a culture much less a home.   So, we continue to fight to maintain land ownership, combat environmental dangers, and to continue the economic empowerment of family members upon the land.

In Nesmith, which is on the western boundary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in South Carolina, there are miles of acres of land lined out in cotton and soybeans.  Suddenly down a long dirt road, you find a vineyard in the midst of it all. 

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