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Beyond Tourism Week in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The U.S. travel and tourism industry generates approximately $2.1 trillion per year. So, it is no surprise that there is actually a “Tourism Week” celebrated. In South Carolina, Gullah/Geechee culture is often highlighted at the I-95 North Visitors Center in Hardeeville, SC. However, in most cases, Gullah/Geechee culture is not highlighted, it is hijacked!

The massive amount of tourists that come to the Gullah/Geechee Nation annually believe that by driving through and taking photos and then staying in a hotel or camp ground over night, they have supported the Gullah/Geechee people. They even end up often duped into spending funds at “historic sites” and plantations that have Gullah/Geechee listed on their websites and shots of sweetgrass baskets on their brochures to only find out that there are no Gullah/Geechee people that own that site. There may be one Gullah/Geechee person or a few that work there, but beyond their salaries, there is no economic support going to the citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates Bike Month!

May is “National Bike Month” and the Gullah/Geechee Nation is joining in the celebration! Not only are the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation encouraging people to participate in “National Bike to Work Week” May 15-19, 2017, they are encouraging Gullah/Geechee and Black bike riders to cycle and cruise down to the St. Helena Community Market in the Dr. Martin L. King Memorial Park on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation on Saturday, May 20 between 10 am and 3 pm for “Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty.”

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#MyNameMatters: Queen’s Chronicles: Black Herstory Journey of a Gullah/Geechee

My Gullah/Geechee upbringing causes me to be adamant about respecting peoples’ titles and calling them by the appropriate names. So, when I am looking into the eyes of other women of African descent, I want to know their names. I find that when I am looking into images of ancestors, that urge to know their names is even greater.

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Harriet Tubman Statue to be Erected in Beaufort, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Join the Beaufort Gullah/Geechee Famlee at the “Gullah Lowcountry Dinner Theater” on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm. This event will feature a presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) entitled “Hallelujah Harriet: Mother Moses and de Gullah/Geechee.” The entire event is a fundraiser for the Harriet Tubman Monument which will be placed at Tabernacle Baptist Church Campus. Advance tickets are on sale. The ground breaking ceremony for the monument will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 am and is free and open to the public.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Leaders Fight for Environmental Equity

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is continuing the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour” in the Great Plains and the Great Lakes region. On this leg of the tour, the focus is environmental equity. At many locations of the tour, members of the Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation troupe, De Gullah Cunneckshun join Queen Quet. However, this month, Gullah/Geechee Nation Minister of Information and Protocol Elder Carlie Towne and Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins will be on the journey.

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Gullah/Geechee Events een De Conch Spring 2017 Edition

De Conch is the official ezine of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Make sure to read, download, and share. Most of all, we look forward to seeing you here! This edition features the spring and summer events in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

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Pray-z in the Park at St. Helena Island Community Market

We hope to #SeeYouOnTheGreen for the first Market Day of the month this Saturday, May 6th. We are celebrating Military Appreciation Month as well as Pray-Z-in-the-Park on the center stage. And since it was such a big hit last month, there will be jump rope/double-dutch, hula-hoop, and community chess available all-day at the Market!

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I Was Free and They Should Be Free! Harriet Tubman Journey of the Gullah/Geechee

“The most important thing was that I had a purpose-to get my kin out of bondage by any means.”
• Harriet Tubman #UndergroundWGN

I sat this evening watching and listening, meditating and feeling. I had to hold the shouting for later as I sat in the clearing listening to Harriet Tubman.

This was not the first time that I listened to Harriet Tubman. I have heard her speak to my soul for decades through pages and on stages as I told her story and how it linked to my people in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. This was a story never written in the pages…

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on WURD’s “Information is the Best Medicine”

Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation joins Glenn Ellis this week to discuss some of the social, political, and economic issues that impact the future, following 400 years of survival among the Gullah/Geechee people.

Be sure to tune in, and tell someone who’s health you care about!

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00am (EST) on 900 WURD.

Streaming live at http://www.900amwurd.com.

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Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center Opens on Saturday!

  The Gullah/Geechee Family of Beaufort County, SC will be shouting and giving thanks this coming Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1 pm as the first “Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center” opens at 1908 Boundary Street in the City of Beaufort, SC.   The new space will offer visitors to the area seeking information on Gullah/Geechee businesses, …

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