Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Language and Linguistics

Charleston Celebrates the Septenary of #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week!

In many African cosmologies as well as Biblical numerology, 7 is the number of completion. This completion of one phase and entering into another on a higher level is evident in the level of support and commitment shown in Charleston, SC for the 2019 “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”

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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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De Gullah/Geechee: Voices of a Living African Legacy

Gullah/Geechee Deckle Edge Panelists are the living embodiment of a group whose collective voice has been marginalized and relegated to storytelling as entertainment in order to keep the south in the manner that others want to know it. This has not allowed the voice of self-determination and cultural continuation to truly be heard until now.

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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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Disya da Gullah/Geechee:  A Week Long Celebration of the Cultural Legacy of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders and Assembly of Representatives for the Gullah/Geechee Nation are calling for everyone throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation to participate in the numerous activities that will take place during Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week. 

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Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands Tour Gwine on wid de Chillun

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has been on her annual world tour since the beginning of the year.  Given that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) which she founded is now 20 years old, she returned to the theme that launched her into taking the Gullah/Geechee story internationally and themed the tour, “Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands.”   Queen Quet has been to all fifty states of the United States and is now seeking to speak to people in every county in South Carolina.  She has already spoken in more than half of them over her nearly 40 year career leading the charge to authentically present the Gullah/Geechee language, history, and cultural traditions.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Springs into Saturday Celebrations!

Cum jayn de Gullah/Geechee Famlee een GA and SC disya April ebee Satdee!  The Gullah/Geechee Nation will be welcoming guests from all over the world this April as they host these annual spring celebrations each Saturday.

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Gullah/Geechee Land Movement Marches On!

Just as the March winds truly blew in dipping temperatures in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the Gullah/Geechee family stayed warm by coming together at a number of activities.  Not only is March, Gullah/Geechee Volunteer Month which takes folks out into the community to help with environmental projects and assist elders and institutions, March was a time for marching on to fight for the coast as well.  To that end, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association members started off the month fighting for their coast…

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Queen Quet featured on “Beaufort Blast”

Tune in to USCB’s Beaufort Blast featuring an interview with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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