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The Beach Lady MaVynee Betsch: Gullah/Geechee Sacred Ancestor

On January 13, we take the time to honor one of the people that has been inducted into the “Gullah/Geechee Hall of Fame.”  The Beach Lady MaVynee Betsch received the “Gullah/Geechee Anointed Spirit Award” posthumously due to the fact that these awards starting being issued after she made her transition into the realm of sacred …

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American Beach: The Economics of Representation during Segregation

American Beach lies on Amelia Island in the Florida area of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  This beach opened in 1935 during the segregation era in America and became a haven for all classes of Black people to be able to gather together and enjoy one another.  The businesses along the boardwalk where all Black owned.  Today, …

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Gullah/Geechee Sacred Ancestor’s Vision Comes to Life with the Opening of American Beach Museum

Story and Photos by Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins       The A. L. Lewis Historical Society has announced that the American Beach Museum will observe its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at American Beach in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   Some of those who nurtured the museum from its inception, and labored to see it become …

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