Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Language and Linguistics

Beaufort Humanities Festival Highlights @GullahGeechee Culture

Founder of the St. Helena Island based, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will provide a special Gullah/Geechee history of St. Helena tour through the landmark St. Helena Branch Library during the Beaufort Humanities Festival. Tours will take place on Friday, June 10th between Noon and 2 pm and are FREE for all attendees.

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Engaging with Gullah/Geechee pun Hunnuh Journey

As many people make plans for the Memorial Day weekend and Sea Island summer journeys for their civic groups, family reunions, and social clubs, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition helps them to link to authentic Gullah/Geechee culture via De Gullah Root Experience Tour and providing information on Gullah/Geechee owned and operated businesses and historic sites. Also, in the midst of all of the nationally advertised commercial festivals, they link their supporters to the events that are being held by the grassroots and traditional Gullah/Geechee people. St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation which is one of very few Sea Islands that still have contiguous Gullah/Geechee family compounds in which Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage is lived daily. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that St. Helena is the place wherein those visiting will be able to fully engage with native Gullah/Geechees and support them economically.

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Continues Gullah/Geechee Healing and Continuation

St. Helena Island, SC native Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated the 17th anniversary of being the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations in Genev√©, Switzerland on behalf of Gullah/Geechees by continuing to work to keep the culture alive. She and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) which she founded in 1996 in order to insure that Gullah/Geechee traditions and landownership would continue celebrated the conclusion of another successful “Gullah/Geechee Nation Volunteer Month” and invites the community to the landmark St. Helena Branch Library to events for healing the community and continue Gullah/Geechee culture.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes at Lorenzo D. Turner Symposium

The Fourth Annual

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Lorenzo Dow Turner Symposium on Gullah/Geechee History and Culture

featuring

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine

Queen of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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Black History: Miseducation, Misrepresentation, and Exploitation of Gullah/Geechee

Some stumbled upon it as they arrived on the Sea Islands for recreational activities along the beaches and through the forested areas. They wondered why the people spoke as they did and wondered how they created the crafts that they made. This “discovery” led to scores of people of African descent contributing to the misrepresentation and exploitation of the culture due to the fact that they as others of different races and cultures had been miseducated about what Gullah/Geechee culture actually is and from whence it came.

Due to the consistent influx of tourists to the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a number of “staged” engagements now take place which insure that they do not involve Gullah/Geechee that live the traditions and speak out about land issues and human rights. However, without the land, there will be no culture.

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33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration on Historic St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

Cum fa jayn de St. Helena Island Gullah/Geechee Famlee fa de 33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration! http://penncenter.com/public-programs/heritage-day

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Seminole Days 2015 on Gullah/Geechee TV

Tune in as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returns to the annual “Seminole Days” in Texas and delivers a historic message to the Gullah/Geechee Seminole Muscogo Diaspora Family.

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Queen Quet Crakin e Teet een Gullah/Geechee fa Seminole Days 2015!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be a special guest speaker for the annual Seminole Days Celebration in Bracketville, TX. ¬†Queen Quet will provide a keynote address concerning the history of the Gullah/Geechee language and how it is spoken in the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora which includes the Seminole, Black Seminole, Afro-Seminole, and Muscogo …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015-Gwine tru de Coast fa Keep de Culcha!

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015 will be celebrated throughout the South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida portions of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast July 25-August 2, 2015. Queen Quet states, “We gwine tru de coast fa keep de culcha!” The week will be a journey into the living traditions of native Gullah/Geechees as those that want to learn about this unique indigenous national linguistic and ethnic minority take Gullah/Geechee owned and operated tours to Gullah/Geechee businesses and historic sites .Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the events that are highlights of this nine days of activities which will honor the lives and legacies of the Emanuel 9.

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation Season of Celebration een De Conch!

In the May and July 2015 editions, De Conch presents information on the season of celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Both editions provide details on festivals and coming events in which people that seek to learn accurate information about and want to economically empower the Gullah/Geechee Nation can participate in. Ef bout we culcha hunnuh wan kno, den yeddi de conch da blo!

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