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.
On this episode of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) examines the dynamics of genocide and gentrification within the Gullah/Geechee Nation and how methods of both have been used to destroy Black townships and settlement areas of people of African descent in the United States. At the United Nations, genocide …
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 …