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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2022
For those that are intrigued by the traditions of native Gullah/Geechees, there are two major times of year that folks should engage in the events and postings of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” takes place from the final Saturday in July until the first Sunday in August annually and “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” which is October. A series of events hosted by native Gullah/Geechees takes place throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL are held annually. The celebrations combines online posting via http://www.Facebook.com/GullahGeecheeWEBE, @GullahGeechee on IG and Twitter, @GullahGeecheeNation on TikTok and releases of new programming on http://www.GullahGeechee.tv and Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio with live in person events.
Celebrating Black Freedom in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Gullah/Geechee citizens stood for their human right to self-determination over two decades ago and declared their own nation on the very lands where their ancestors had not only previously been enslaved, but where they fought for their freedom through uprisings including the Stono Rebellion and the Denmark Vesey Rebellion and the US Civil War. The concepts of self-determination and self-sufficiency have been consistent in certain Gullah/Geechee families and communities. This is why Gullah/Geechee culture has been able to continue to exist in spite of all the efforts that have been and continue to be done to water down and ultimately assimilate and eliminate the cultural heritage traditions in what is now the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
WEBE de Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy
In celebration of Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will bring to life the outstanding Gullah art of Lisa Gilyard-Rivers at the Legacy Art Gallery in Beaufort, SC on Friday, August 6, 2021.
Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day Celebrates Gullah/Geechee Land & Living Legacy
Nation Appreciation Week which is happening July 31st-August 8, 2021. The celebration is happening under the theme “Celebrating Gullah/Geechee Land & Living Legacy” and will begin on historic St. Helena Island, SC on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Noon at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park on Sea Island Parkway at Dr. Martin Luther King Drive with “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day.”
Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021
De Gullah/Geechee Nation is celebrating its 21st year. July 2, 2021 marked the 21st anniversary of the enstoolment of Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and the day of the declaration of the Gullah/Geechee Nation as another nation of the world. The 21st anniversary celebration will continue throughout the month with the major events being held during “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”
Zooming in on the Gullah/Geechee Story of St. Helena Island, SC
Tune in for the 27th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” featuring University of Minnesota professors, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Dr. Kate Derickson. They unveil the St. Helena Island story map that the students in the “WEBE Gullah/Geechee” course created. Cum fa tek disya historic journee ta an Islandt wha trulee authentically Gullah/Geechee Wednesday, December 9th at shree.
Honoring Gullah/Geechee Champion Smokin Joe Frazier
As I traveled the road in my home county of Beaufort, SC, I reflected on when a road got named after Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World, Smokin’ Joe Frazier. People that see that road here may wonder why since many people incorrectly believe that Smokin’ Joe was from Philadelphia where they have a statue of the fictional boxer, “Rocky” and didn’t place one there for Joe. So, to help folks get the truth, I thought it would be appropriate to honor someone that I knew and loved on his birthday, January 12th by setting the record straight.
Harriet Tubman in the Gullah/Geechee Nation featured on “Civil War Spies”
Travel Channel will air a special episode of “Lost Secrets” which was shot in Beaufort, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Tune in and travel down the Combahee River with the host and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) as they discuss Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid. “Civil War Spies” will air on Sunday, December 15th at 11 pm EST.
May 2018 Celebrations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Now that spring is in full effect, the days are definitely not wasted in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In fact, this is the time for continued cultural celebration! The Gullah/Geechee Nation is hosting events every weekend in May. Bring de famlee and cum fa jayn we!
Queen Quet featured on “Beaufort Blast”
Tune in to USCB’s Beaufort Blast featuring an interview with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).