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Queen’s Chronicle: Gullah/Geechee Cottonopolis Journey

As I kept searching for links, I knew that the major one would be textiles which in my mind was deduced to cotton. Well, I had no idea just what a connection to cotton I would find! As we left Scotland for Manchester, every city along the way had farms of sheep for wool, but in the midst of them would be mills and names of mill cities. I knew that all of these mills could not have been set up and all of these trains couldn’t be running to them just for wool. This had to be the “cotton pickin’ “ link that I have been searching for. Sure enough it was!

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Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy: WE Property by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

“WE property” is often stated by Gullah/Geechees to indicate their communal living pattern in family compounds on the Sea Islands.  This also indicates the ownership by tenants in common often referred to as “heirs property” even if that property has now been subdivided and each individual has a portion of it.  This becomes soon forgotten …

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Juneteenth Jubilee wid de Gullah/Geechee

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) As we celebrated 150 years since the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, it is an interesting time to reflect on the songs that were sung leading up to this day of Jubilee and shoutin cuz hunnuh free!  Just as the sound of songs …

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“Go Down Moses!” Harriet Tubman in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) “Go Down Moses!  Way down een Egypt lan and tell ole Pharoah let my people go!” Mother Moses aka Araminta Harriet Tubman Ross is someone that I have had a long term relationship with.  The first book that I ever took out of a library on …

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