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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Appears in “Exiled from History: America’s Maroons”

The story of marooned people is often only found amongst the descendants of those communities and in some manuscripts of those that have researched them for academic purposes. On the same night that WGN aired, “Underground” Season 2 which Queen Quet consulted for, DC TV premiered “Exiled from History: America’s Maroons.”

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Burning the Story of Gullah/Geechee Townships and Beaches Into the Minds of the People

Wilmington on Fire at Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

Wherein Mosquito Beach still stands and is continuing to be restored after withstanding many storms, Seabreeze has succumb to being removed from the hands of Black people and has been taken over by those in political and economic power in North Carolina. It stands as a painful story of defeat that seems to harken back to the 1898 Wilmington Massacre that was put in place to destroy the independence of the Blacks and Gullah/Geechees of Wilmington in the Cape Fear Region of NC. The orchestrated acts of disenfranchisement that were inflicted upon the people of African descent of Wilmington truly placed “fear” in the hearts and burned it into the minds of many that are from North Carolina. As a result, some fled physically and others fled emotionally away from standing up to hold onto their own property and their own community. The brutal reality of what took place to cause the psychological harm to a community that once thrived is told through the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire.”

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Wilmington on Fire Premieres at UNCW

January 21st at 7:30 pm at the UNCW Kenan Auditorium Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, UNCW’s diversity and inclusion specialist, will moderate the panel discussion, “How Artists Can Create Social Change” following the screening of this long awaited documentary. The panelist will include filmmaker, Christopher Everett, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), “Always in Season” Director/Producer, Jackie Olive, “Cape Fear Rising” author, Philip Gerard, independent researcher, Kent Chatfield, spoken word artist, Khalisa Kelly Rae, and CEO of “Social Designs” Jada Monica Drew.

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Leroy Campbell Reveals His Authentic Self

Gullah/Geechee native of Charleston, Leroy Campbell is a world renown multimedia artists. He has now also entered the arena as an author. Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) coverage of the release of his new book entitled “My Authentic Self” as he discusses the film about his life

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Gullah/Geechee Truth Rises from Wilmington’s Ashes

Tune in to Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio as Queen Quet, Chiettess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) interviews filmmaker, Christopher Everett about the history of the northernmost part of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.gullahgeecheenation.com)-the Cape Fear, NC region.  The two dialogue about the history of the Wilmington Massacre, the Wilmington, Ten, and the loss of Gullah/Geechee traditions in …

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Celebratin de Gullah/Geechee Ooman at the St. Helena Branch Library

Queen Quet Celebrates de Gullah/Geechee Ooman pun St. Helena Island Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who recently returned from receiving the Living Legacy Award in Washington, DC will be celebrating “Women’s History Month” with special presentations on her home island of St. Helena.  On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6 pm, she invites …

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Story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Seminole History and the Underground Railroad on Florida TV

FLORIDA CROSSROADS FLORIDA’S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: SOUTHERN ROUTE TO FREEDOM Centuries before a secret network was formed to help slaves escape to Northern states and Canada, The Underground Railroad ran South.  As early as 1587, Spain’s La Florida was recorded to be a safe haven for freedom seekers resisting enslavement. In this Florida Crossroads, we remember …

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