Tag Archives: Black History Month

Queen Quet presents “The Reality of Being Gullah/Geechee” in the UK

Queen Quet is on the “Healin’ de Land World Tour” to raise funds and awareness for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In this interactive histo-musical presentation in the UK, Queen Quet will bring to life ‘The Reality of Being Gullah/Geechee.’

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Conferences 2018

These conferences are wonderful opportunities to engage in interactive activities and dialogues with people that live the Gullah/Geechee culture and learn first hand how they continue to keep their cultural heritage alive.  You can also learn how you can be an active part of assisting in that process.  The Gullah/Geechees encourage hunnuh fa jayn we fa yeddi who webe frum we!

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Gullahs of Achievement A Celebration of Black History

The landmark St. Helena Branch Library will host its annual free Black History Month celebration on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6 pm.  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will provide the keynote address for the program themed “Gullahs of Achievement.”  Queen Quet will focus on the legacy of Gullah/Geechee native Robert S. Abbott who founded “The Defender” newspaper and how his publication altered the history of tens of thousands of people of African descent during the era that is now referred to as “The Great Migration.”

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Celebrating #BlackHistory365 @GullahGeechee

Every year the Gullah/Geechee Nation celebrates “Black History Month” via a number of events.  However, the continuation of Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage goes on 365-366 days per year.  So, the celebration of ourstory which is a living legacy of Black history continues daily.   We wan hunnuh chillun fa cum fa jayn we!

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Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Black History een SC Journey

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will begin the “Save the Sea Islands Tour” which she has done under different themes over the past 21 years by taking a journey through South Carolina in celebration of “Black History Month.”   Ef hunnuh wan yeddi bout who webe pun de islandts een de sea, cum fa yeddi bout de #GullahGeechee fa de mont bout Black histree and we storee!

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Wilmington on Fire Has SC Premiere on St. Helena Island

A massacre kept secret for over 100 years. Now the truth will finally be revealed in this outstanding film that has been playing to sold out houses throughout North Carolina. The Wilmington Massacre was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a coup d’état in the United States that left countless numbers of African-American citizens dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South.

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Black History Lessons of a Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Scholar

I have never been a person that could sit idly by and see injustices done and do nothing but watch. I am sure that is because I was born into a time when people were fighting! They were standing! They were tired of being tired! I was from a family that fought for the rights of not just themselves individually, but participated in the meetings and the boycotts while assisting in financially supporting one another. By being Gullah/Geechee land owners, they knew what it took to have to fight to hold on to what you had and they were not going to allow their legacy to be lost because someone else “thought” that they shouldn’t have it. It was never about what someone else thought! What are you thinking

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Gullah/Geechee Wetlands-De Journee ta de Sea and We by Queen Quet

February 2nd is “World Wetlands Day.”   Given that I am a Sea Island ooman, the waterways of all names appeal to my soul.  There is an ancestral energy that flows through the waterways as it does in my veins.  I am sure it is that energy that orchestrated my journey during Black History Month …

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Words from a Gullah/Geechee Living Legend on A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) When he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, [now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) “Carter G. Woodson labored under the belief that historical truth would crush falsehoods and usher in a new …

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Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun Gwine ta Wofford een Spartanburg, SC!

Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC welcomes Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun to their campus to celebrate Black History Month as part of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.”  They will have two presentations that are open to the public.  Cum fa bring de famlee and yeddi who de Gullah/Geechee be! Wednesday, Feb. 18 …

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