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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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