Tag Archives: Civil War

Realities of Reconstruction Conference to be held at the Reconstruction Era National Monument

Beaufort County is now the location of the new multi-site Reconstruction Era National Monument.  The “Realities of Reconstruction Conference” will engage those interested in learning more about this largely untold story of the initial steps taken into freedom by the formerly enslaved Africans.   Interactive sessions and films about the Reconstruction Era and the part that people of African descent played as well as how they suffered due to political and financial setbacks will all be part of the dialogues at the “Realities of Reconstruction Conference.”

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Honoring de Ooman Souljah een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa Decoration Day

In honor of Memorial Day which is “Decoration Day” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation honors the legacy of Suzie King Taylor and Harriet Tubman who served at Camp Saxton in Port Royal on the island of Port Royal in South Carolina during the United States Civil War.

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Harriet Tubman Statue to be Erected in Beaufort, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Join the Beaufort Gullah/Geechee Famlee at the “Gullah Lowcountry Dinner Theater” on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm. This event will feature a presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) entitled “Hallelujah Harriet: Mother Moses and de Gullah/Geechee.” The entire event is a fundraiser for the Harriet Tubman Monument which will be placed at Tabernacle Baptist Church Campus. Advance tickets are on sale. The ground breaking ceremony for the monument will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 am and is free and open to the public.

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Remembering Harriet’s Triumphant Journey on Combahee @GullahGeechee

The Combahee strategy was formulated by Harriet Tubman as an outcome of her penetrations of the enemy lines and her belief that the Combahee River countryside was ripe for a successful invasion.

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Stand for Land: 150 Years Since Sherman’s Meeting in Savannah, GA

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) 150 years ago at this time (8 pm EST), Secretary of War and Major-General William T. Sherman had a meeting with Gullah/Geechee ministers which many have never been taught about.  These ministers had a vision for the future of their people which involved self-determination and self-sufficiency. …

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Jayn we fa Juneteenth at de Jepson Center of de Telfair Museum!

Cum jayn we een Savannah, GA een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa Juneteenth at de Jepson Center June 7, 2014 1-4pm   Telfair Musuem’s Jepson Center for the Arts 207 W York Street Savannah, GA 31401 http://www.telfair.org  featuring presentations by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Dr. Amir Jamal Toure and Dayclean de African …

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Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Part 2: Mo Than 40 Acres and a Mule by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

In Part 1 of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy” series on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio, I laid the foundation for the land ownership amongst the Gullah/Geechees.   A critical part of that land ownership was the meeting of over twenty Black/Gullah/Geechee ministers in Savannah, GA on January 12, 1865.   One of these ministers was Charleston, …

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Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy: WE Property by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

“WE property” is often stated by Gullah/Geechees to indicate their communal living pattern in family compounds on the Sea Islands.  This also indicates the ownership by tenants in common often referred to as “heirs property” even if that property has now been subdivided and each individual has a portion of it.  This becomes soon forgotten …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: A Journey Through Ourstory

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Beaufort County, SC is the second oldest county in South Carolina.  This county became what it is do to the blood, sweat, and tears of Gullah/Geechees that toiled in the Sea Island cotton, rice, and indigo fields of the Sea Islands that the county consist of …

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Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews Ep 97-Tunis Campbell Celebration 2012

Gullah/Geechee TV’s “Gullah/Geechee Nayshun Nyews with Queen Quet” focused on the 2012 “Tunis Campbell Celebration.”   This annual events takes place in Brunswick, GA in the Gullah/Geechee Nation around April 1st.   Rev. Zack L. Lyde who founded the event is on the Assembly of Representatives for the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   He wanted this event …

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