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20 Years as Queen: Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Reflects on Queen Quet

On April 1, 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine whose roots stem from St. Helena, Polowana, and Dataw Islands in Beaufort County, SC sat down before the world in Genéva, Switzerland. She became the first Gullah/Geechee to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She had no idea that when the clock on the wall stopped at zero that a clock that would be ticking to alter the trajectory of her life would begin running. She has been running in syncopation with it ever since.

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Charleston County Council Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was presented with the first ever “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” Proclamation presented by the Charleston County Council in South Carolina!  The week of celebration beginning July 28th will culminate with the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2014” (www.gullahgeechee.info) which is being held in Charleston on …

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De Gullah/Geechee Storee pun Jehosee

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Disya islandt menee ain gwine see. Bout e nyam manee ain gwine yeddi. E one de place a Carolina Gold een Sous Cackalackee. Disya whey we bin tek disya Gullah/Geechee journee… Jehosee island is a historic Carolina Gold rice plantation where between 700 and 1000 Gullah/Geechees …

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The Rise of the Gullah/Geechee Nation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

From De Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archives written in 2000 by Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Rise of the Gullah/Geechee Nation   “As the sun rose on July 2, 2000, the sounds of the drums that had been silent for many generations could be heard again.   Denmark Vesey’s body that had been …

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