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De @GullahGeechee een Nassau County: Reframing Who WEBE

It was on the shores of American Beach that the “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida” held its first, “Worship by the Sea.” Since then, numerous cultural heritage activities have been hosted by the first organization to ever exist in the state of Florida bearing the name “Gullah/Geechee.”

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Florida Celebrates #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

Nassau County and the City of Fernandina Beach, Florida both proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018.”  For the first time in history, the celebration was launched on Amelia Island at historic American Beach.  Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at American Beach was a huge success on an extremely sunny day which followed a stormy night with massive rains and flooding.  The only flooding on the launch day was the love being shared by the Gullah/Geechees from the Carolinas and Georgia that came to reunite with their rest of their people in Florida.

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Disya da Gullah/Geechee:  A Week Long Celebration of the Cultural Legacy of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders and Assembly of Representatives for the Gullah/Geechee Nation are calling for everyone throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation to participate in the numerous activities that will take place during Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week. 

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Fernandina Beach Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

The Town of Fernandina Beach is continuing its tradition of proclaiming “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!” Mayor Miller presented Gullah/Geechee Nation Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins with the proclamation during their town council meeting.

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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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The Movement for the American Beach Museum on the Sands of Amelia Island

by Glenda Simmons-Jenkins The team that put the American Beach Museum project in motion has watched it progress through starts and stops to a completed product. Eve Jones had a front-row seat in the process. But she wasn’t sitting down. The Nassau County native grew up in Callahan and lived most of her adult life …

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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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