Tag Archives: Beaufort County

Beaufort County Bookmobile is Ready to Roll So More Folks Will Read!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is a Friend of Beaufort County Libraries. She is proud to see the return of the bookmobile to St. Helena Island! The community will have an opportunity to “Meet the Bookmobile” at library branches before beginning its summer route on Monday, June 5. Check it out at the following locations:

Lobeco Branch Library – Thursday, June 1, 11:00-3:00pm

St. Helena Branch Library – Friday, June 2, 11:00-3:00pm

Hilton Head Branch Library – Saturday, June 3, 11:00-3:00pm

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President Obama Declares National Reconstruction Monument in Beaufort, SC

President Barak Obama declared five new United States National Monuments by using the Antiquities Act to “preserve critical chapters of our country’s history” and to “ensure that our national parks, monuments and public lands are fully reflective of our nation’s diverse history and culture.” One of these new national monuments is the multi-site “Reconstruction National Monument” in Beaufort County, SC. It will include the Brick Baptist Church and Darrah Hall which are both in the Penn Center National Landmark Historic District on St. Helena Island, SC as well as the site of the Emancipation Oak at Camp Saxton in Port Royal. All of these sites have major significance to the spiritual and land rights story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation as well as to the on-going battle for freedom and full recognition of the contributions of people of African descent to America.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Joins in Contacting President Obama about Banning Offshore Drilling

“There is a Gullah/Geechee proverb that says, ‘De wata bring we and de wata gwine tek we bak.’ We know that coastal resources are inextricably tied to the sustainability of Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage because we live in and from the sea.”

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Remembering Harriet’s Triumphant Journey on Combahee @GullahGeechee

The Combahee strategy was formulated by Harriet Tubman as an outcome of her penetrations of the enemy lines and her belief that the Combahee River countryside was ripe for a successful invasion.

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De Conch Wha Gwine on een de @GullahGeechee Nation Edition

De Conch is the international ezine of de Gullah/Geechee Nation. Een de Wha Gwine on Edition, hunnuh kin yeddi bout tings wha gwine on disya summa and fall een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. This edition provides information on a number of Gullah/Geechee fundraising projects and how you can support them. Learn about the events taking place and come out with your family. Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno den yeddi de conch da blo!

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A St. Helena Gullah/Geechee Gal Still Sailing

I thought of how the birth of the first African children in North America is said to have been from the Africans that were part of some of these early explorations to my home island that is embossed with the name Saint Helena to this day. These births are said to have taken place before the settlements in Virginia and other places. These and the Africans that were aboard many vessels of exploration during the time period that this galleon sailed are mostly faded away as if washed over by the salty waters of the ocean over all these years. Many of their stories like our ancestors bones have been buried in the waters of the Middle Passage.

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Holdin Pun Gullah/Geechee Land-Heirs Property Uniform Partition Act

#4Dennis Movement

This broadcast has opened the eyes of people around the world to the continued destructionment going on throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation which all began with the first gated area on Hilton Head Island and how that has now literally cleared the way to some natives of that island and their family members participating in the exploitation of their own people.

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E Eye Pun We: Gullah/Geechee Tribute to Zora Neal Hurston’s Legacy

Sister Zora was born on Jan. 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, Hurston and her family moved to Eatonville, Florida when she was a toddler. Eatonville is a rural community near Orlando, FL established in 1887. Zora Neale Hurston journeyed from there not only to Harlem to become a part of the era now called “The Harlem Renaissance,” but she also came to Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and did anthropological field work which has been archived at the United States Library of Congress.

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E Eye Bin Pun Gawd: De Gullah/Geechee Ooman

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation returns to the St. Helena Branch Library for continuation of the “Gullah/Geechee Living Story” series. This special histo-musical presentation and lecture will be part of the Beaufort County Big Read of Zora Neale Hurston’s, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Come out and bring the family!

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Queen Quet Gwine Bak Daufuskie pun Gullah/Geechee TV!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returned to Daufuskie Island, SC to interview Michael Bedenbaugh of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation about the restoration of homes in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for the Gullah/Geechee families of the island.

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