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De Conch Special Edition Honors the Emanuel 9

De Gullah/Geechee Nation bowed its head to mourn the deaths of nine of its citizens that were assassinated in the Charleston Massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. This special edition of De Conch pays tribute to their lives and offers information about the ways that people can contribute to an array of memorial funds and scholarships that have been set up in their honor.

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9 Days of Mourning in the Gullah/Geechee Nation: The Songs Return

Emanuel 9, trust me, we sing these songs and we know your souls are clapping and shouting with us because these songs have brought us a mighty long way. So, for you, I sing another song today after nine days of mourning.

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Gwine ta Church: The Aftermath of the Charleston Massacre by Queen Quet

Just as in many historical times past, the acts of lynching of a community member and acts of bombings and burnings of Black churches caused us to hurt, but in that hurt we came together to uplift each other, the same is taking place now. One of the first messages to me in South Carolina came from supporters of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in Florida that wanted us to know that they are praying and standing in solidarity with the Gullah/Geechee Nation at their church. I gave thanks. Once again, we were coming together.

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