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Black History: Miseducation, Misrepresentation, and Exploitation of Gullah/Geechee

Some stumbled upon it as they arrived on the Sea Islands for recreational activities along the beaches and through the forested areas. They wondered why the people spoke as they did and wondered how they created the crafts that they made. This “discovery” led to scores of people of African descent contributing to the misrepresentation and exploitation of the culture due to the fact that they as others of different races and cultures had been miseducated about what Gullah/Geechee culture actually is and from whence it came.

Due to the consistent influx of tourists to the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a number of “staged” engagements now take place which insure that they do not involve Gullah/Geechee that live the traditions and speak out about land issues and human rights. However, without the land, there will be no culture.

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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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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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Celebrating Gullah/Geechee Foundations of Black History

Celebrating Gullah/Geechee Black History 02/04 by GullahGeechee Riddim | Blog Talk Radio¬†focused on the life stories of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of “Black History Month” and native Gullah/Geechee Civil Rights activist, Septima P. Clark. ¬†Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee …

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