Tag Archives: Black land ownership

Queen’s Chronicles: #GullahGeechee Golden Isles

No doubt it is difficult for those that go to a monument such as the truly artistic one that makes people aware of The Wanderer which was the last documented enslavement vessel to arrive on North American soil to leave that location on Jekyll Island and make the connection to the thousands of Gullah/Geechees that live in neighboring areas such as St. Simon’s Island and Brunswick, GA. However, these are the nuggets of the Golden Isles that hold the stories of self-determination of our ancestors and many of their descendants are those that have resisted allowing their stories to be forgotten.

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Burning the Story of Gullah/Geechee Townships and Beaches Into the Minds of the People

Wilmington on Fire at Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

Wherein Mosquito Beach still stands and is continuing to be restored after withstanding many storms, Seabreeze has succumb to being removed from the hands of Black people and has been taken over by those in political and economic power in North Carolina. It stands as a painful story of defeat that seems to harken back to the 1898 Wilmington Massacre that was put in place to destroy the independence of the Blacks and Gullah/Geechees of Wilmington in the Cape Fear Region of NC. The orchestrated acts of disenfranchisement that were inflicted upon the people of African descent of Wilmington truly placed “fear” in the hearts and burned it into the minds of many that are from North Carolina. As a result, some fled physically and others fled emotionally away from standing up to hold onto their own property and their own community. The brutal reality of what took place to cause the psychological harm to a community that once thrived is told through the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire.”

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Engaging with Gullah/Geechee pun Hunnuh Journey

As many people make plans for the Memorial Day weekend and Sea Island summer journeys for their civic groups, family reunions, and social clubs, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition helps them to link to authentic Gullah/Geechee culture via De Gullah Root Experience Tour and providing information on Gullah/Geechee owned and operated businesses and historic sites. Also, in the midst of all of the nationally advertised commercial festivals, they link their supporters to the events that are being held by the grassroots and traditional Gullah/Geechee people. St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation which is one of very few Sea Islands that still have contiguous Gullah/Geechee family compounds in which Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage is lived daily. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that St. Helena is the place wherein those visiting will be able to fully engage with native Gullah/Geechees and support them economically.

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Financial Literacy and the Journey of the Gullah/Geechee

“Financial Literacy Month” is celebrated annually in April in the United States and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation called on citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to participate in the month long celebration as an introduction to economic empowerment in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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#GullahGeechee ezine De Conch March 2016 Edition

Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno, den yeddi De Conch da blo! Make sure to read, download, and share the “Gullah/Geechee Volunteer Month” and “Ooman Month” edition of De Conch for 2016!

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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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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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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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Wilmington on Fire Burns the Truth into the Minds of Many

“Wilmington on Fire” brings to the big screen the truth about what has been written of as the “Wilmington Race Riot of 1898.” This film brings out why this coup d’état would be more appropriately referred to as the “Wilmington Massacre.” The outstanding research that has been done by filmmaker, Christopher Everett and independent researcher, Kent Chatfield blazes the details of racial inequality and the long lasting negative impacts of terroristic acts that took place against numerous groups of people of African descent.

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Wilmington on Fire Premieres at UNCW

January 21st at 7:30 pm at the UNCW Kenan Auditorium Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, UNCW’s diversity and inclusion specialist, will moderate the panel discussion, “How Artists Can Create Social Change” following the screening of this long awaited documentary. The panelist will include filmmaker, Christopher Everett, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), “Always in Season” Director/Producer, Jackie Olive, “Cape Fear Rising” author, Philip Gerard, independent researcher, Kent Chatfield, spoken word artist, Khalisa Kelly Rae, and CEO of “Social Designs” Jada Monica Drew.

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