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Black History: Miseducation, Misrepresentation, and Exploitation of Gullah/Geechee

Some stumbled upon it as they arrived on the Sea Islands for recreational activities along the beaches and through the forested areas. They wondered why the people spoke as they did and wondered how they created the crafts that they made. This “discovery” led to scores of people of African descent contributing to the misrepresentation and exploitation of the culture due to the fact that they as others of different races and cultures had been miseducated about what Gullah/Geechee culture actually is and from whence it came.

Due to the consistent influx of tourists to the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a number of “staged” engagements now take place which insure that they do not involve Gullah/Geechee that live the traditions and speak out about land issues and human rights. However, without the land, there will be no culture.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation: “We are Not an Island” featured in Sojourners Magazine

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is featured in the July 2014 edition of Sojourners Magazine. Read the full article here->http://sojo.net/magazine/login?nid=55651 Tune in to hear Queen Quet discuss some of the things that Gullah/Geechees are faced with to keep their culture alive:

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