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Resolutions, Restitution, and Reparations: 2018 State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated her 18th anniversary as the elected head pun de bodee of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with her annual State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation address on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio

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Dr. King and Human Rights Organization in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Gullah/Geechee Nation we’ve got to stay together and maintain unity!  We must continue to affirm that we will do as Dr. King dedicated his life to doing and choose to identify with the underprivileged.  Choose to identify with the poor.  Choose to give your life for the hungry.  Choose to give your life for those who have been left out…This is the way I’m going in order to live up to the mission of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Men and Women of Movements: Sea Island Reflections of Self-Determination by Queen Quet

As I rose today, I turned on the TV and as I scrolled through what I could tune into seeking to see only something of inspiration, I saw “Men of Honor.”  I had seen this film on its opening day like I have seen thousands of films that show the struggles and triumphs of people …

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Welcome Center Dedication at Penn Center, Inc. on Historic St. Helena Island, SC

The public is cordially invited to attend Penn Center’s dedication ceremony and reception for the Courtney P. Siceloff Welcome Center Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5 pm. Courtney P. Siceloff became a lightning rod of the civil rights movement as the first executive director of the Penn Center on St. Helena Island from 1950 to …

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Black History, Black Codes and Civil Rights

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) announced the theme for “Black History Month 2014” which is “Civil Rights in America.”  This theme coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  However, on this episode of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio,” Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation …

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Dr. King: The Sea Islands and Self-Determination

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) “I’m not gonna say, ‘Burn baby burn’!”  I’m gonna say “Build baby build!” • Dr. Martin L, King Jr. on speech July 30, 1967 in Charleston, SC These words coupled with the statement “Believe in yourself and believe you are somebody!…Be proud of our heritage!” are …

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1969 Hospital Workers’ Strike Marchers Honored with New Marker in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Mary Moultrie was one of the leaders of the Charleston Hospital Workers’ Strike.  She led approximately 400 workers off their jobs at what was then the Medical College of South Carolina Hospital and the nearby Charleston Memorial Hospital in 1969.  This group which was predominately Black and Gullah/Geechee women were seeking better working conditions and …

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Continuing to Progress on Johns Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Many times over the years, I have taken the journey on Highway 17 and then turned to take the bridge over to Johns Island.  I have had celebrated at the annual Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival on the island and been invited into a home built …

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Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio: Labor Day, Civil Rights & Self-Determination

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 Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). On this Labor Day 2013 edition, she focuses on the history of Labor Day and current issues going on with regard to labor unions in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the Civil Rights …

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Penn Center Screens “The Education of Harvey Gantt” About the Integration of Clemson University

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation I have personal connections and many memories that came about at two major institutions in the state of South Carolina where I was homegrown.  The locations of these institutions are extreme juxtapositions to one another.  One is located in what is called “The Lowcountry” of the Gullah/Geechee …

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