Category Archives: Queen Quet

Join the @GullahGeechee Famlee in Celebration of James Jamerson Day

If you love the he Motown Sound, you should definitely be celebrating James Jamerson Day. Legendary Motown Funk Brother James Jamerson is a native of Edisto Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. As a result, he is in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Hall of Fame. In order to continue honoring his legacy, the James Jamerson Bass Symposium will take place in Charleston, SC on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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Queen Quet of the #GullahGeechee to Speak for #ClimateAction Rally at CofC

The Climate Crisis Moment, a rally to change our future, features a host of speakers and environmental organizations to get you informed, motivated, and ready for action. Included in the list of speakers will be Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). The rally coincides with the first day of the Global Climate Strike.

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Join #TeamSC and #StoptheDrill and #ProtectOurCoast @GullahGeechee

#TeamSC came about because of the grassroots efforts of numerous groups that continue to stand together to #ProtectOurCoast and #StoptheDrill. They joined together on the coast to celebrate the passing of Bill HR 1941 to ban offshore drilling.

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#StoptheDrill @GullahGeechee! De only Black Gold We need dah we!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) continued her journey throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast. This time instead of picking up proclamations, she was once again standing up for the Gullah/Geechee Nation! She was on the frontlines in Mt. Pleasant with numerous grassroots organizers and elected officials making it clear once again that our coast intends to #StoptheDrill and #ProtectOurCoast!

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Queen Quet Keynotes for Virtual Islands Conference

Register now for FREE for the Virtual Island Summit which will launch on October 6, 2019 with a keynote address from Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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Support Gullah/Geechee Rising SEA and Help #GullahGeechee Resiliency

The Gullah/Geechee community that has been self-sufficient and resilient in this area since the 1600s is now faced with an on-slaught of challenges to the continuation of their culture on their own land which has been passed down since the US Civil War. They are not only dealing with issues of economic inequity, but also environmental injustice which has and continues to cause displacement of Gullah/Geechee from the southeastern coast. For those that remain there, they are literally on the front shoreline of climate change and sea level rise.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Welcomin’ Home de Gullah/Geechee Famlee ta Barbados wid de Drums and Dance

Never once in South Carolina’s educational institutions were we told of the revolutionary spirits of the island of Barbados. We were never told of the uprising of 1675. Knowing this now makes me wonder if our family members rose up to fight for us that were taken from the island and placed on the Sea Islands and forced to build Charlestown which is now “Charleston, SC” where our ancestors blood, sweat, and tears flows beneath the cobblestones, asphalt, and concrete. I wondered what type of mindset would have been instilled in our family throughout the African Diaspora and the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora if we had known that there was no sweetness that they had found amidst all the sugar cane.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Queen Quet and de Bajan Chillun

“Being a Queen a lot of times people only look at the clothing and they look at the pretty pictures…, but its work and responsibility… There is a lot of falsehood now..So, yes you can call yourself a Queen, but know that if you call yourself something and GOD gives it to you, you have responsibilities back to GOD.”

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Gullah/Geechee Heirs Property and the USDA

Although, Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) supported the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in order to assist Gullah/Geechee and African American families with an equitable way to deal with retaining land when some family members want to sell and the introduction of heirs property into the US Farm Bill was linked to the movement of this act, Gullah/Geechees are concerned about the USDA’s current plans regarding heirs property.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Gullah/Geechee Bajan Journey-Circle Unbroken

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) A 349 year journey culminated in a massive homecoming! Tenk GAWD fa we Bajan Famlee! Thousands of people tuned in online via Facebook and Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) to view my first steps onto the island of Barbados which were dance steps: Mudda Sally gladdee mi bin …

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