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Celebrating de Gullah/Geechee Ooman Wha Choose ta Challenge pun @GullahGeechee Riddim Radio

For “International Women’s Day,” hostess Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) honored De Gullah/Geechee Ooman wha Choose to Challenge. Yeddi disya bout Gullah/Geechee Civil Rights activists, Septima P. Clark, Mary Moultrie, and Amelia Boynton Robinson and de Gullah/Geechee Nation’s human rights leaders.

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Re-igniting the Movement: Honoring US Majority Whip James E. Clyburn

The Gullah/Geechee Nation will be celebrating with Congressman Clyburn as The International Civil Rights Center & Museum will honor him for his work in civil rights and on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We invite you to also obtain your ticket to be a part of this historic gala. Go to https://www.sitinmovement.org/2021-gala Be a part of Re-Ignite the Movement!

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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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