Tag Archives: coastal Georgia

The Middle Passage, Gullah/Geechee, and SAV

Enslavement advertisements in Savannah marketed the “Black gold/Black cargo” to insure people were aware of the “superior attributes of African slaves from Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Angola, and New Calabar.” The “slave trade” on River Street in Savannah began as “intercolonial domestic trade” with enslaved Africans being brought from South Carolina to be sold into bondage or to be rented out to clear the land that would become Carolina gold rice and Sea Island cotton fields as well as to be built up to become the city of Savannah.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Land Battles Featured on VICE News

VICE News will be featuring the land battles in the Gullah/Geechee Nation on an upcoming episode to conclude 2015. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is one of the voices featured in this piece that was shot in South Carolina and in Georgia. Although the site uses the word “vanishing,” the piece will highlight why Gullah/Geechees are fighting back to insure that their culture is continuing!

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“The Weeping Time” and De Gullah/Geechee Ooman

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) ©2014 All Rights Reserved.  Do not reproduce without citation. As my ancestors walked out that morning, they had no words to say They were unsure why they all were being taken out that day. Marched away from a plantation that they had reshaped to be home …

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Do You Like Good Gullah/Geechee Soul Music?

As “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” proceeded through “Black Music Month 2013,” Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who is the hostess of the broadcast, took listeners on a journey through not only the history of this celebration which was started by Gamble and Huff in 1979 in order to assist with marketing “Black music,” but …

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