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Queen’s Chronicle: Welcomin’ Home de Gullah/Geechee Famlee ta Barbados wid de Drums and Dance
Never once in South Carolina’s educational institutions were we told of the revolutionary spirits of the island of Barbados. We were never told of the uprising of 1675. Knowing this now makes me wonder if our family members rose up to fight for us that were taken from the island and placed on the Sea Islands and forced to build Charlestown which is now “Charleston, SC” where our ancestors blood, sweat, and tears flows beneath the cobblestones, asphalt, and concrete. I wondered what type of mindset would have been instilled in our family throughout the African Diaspora and the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora if we had known that there was no sweetness that they had found amidst all the sugar cane.
Bluffton Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019
Tune in to Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) takes us on a journey to that historic site, the Garvin-Garvey House, and to the new Bluffton County Council Chambers as Bluffton proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019.
Unveiling Harriet Tubman’s Work in Beaufort, SC
Thankfully the Civil War and people leaving the north to head southward to help did strike a chord with Mother Moses Harriet Tubman which led her to Beaufort, SC. Thankfully she hit the right chord with the Gullah/Geechees along the Combahee River when she stood next to Colonel Montgomery as a soldier and helped to orchestrate the Combahee River Raid to free over 700 enslaved Gullah/Geechees from the rice fields along that river and get them to Beaufort, SC where the Union occupation was in place.
Middle Passage Month 2017: Commemoration and Preparation in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
“Those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” So, as a result, the unhealed wound of the Middle Passage that is in the DNA of people of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and of African Americans is festering and salt continues to be added to it as the world witnesses continued human rights violations against the children of the African Diaspora and the suffering and pain is exacerbated by those crying in the midst of the storms that are causing the water to fall from the sky like tears of the ancestors while the waters of the oceans and the seas rise and cover the land at these coastlines that were the disembarkation points of the Black gold/Black cargo that had been loaded on the same coast where the hurricanes continue to begin.
#MyNameMatters: Queen’s Chronicles: Black Herstory Journey of a Gullah/Geechee
My Gullah/Geechee upbringing causes me to be adamant about respecting peoples’ titles and calling them by the appropriate names. So, when I am looking into the eyes of other women of African descent, I want to know their names. I find that when I am looking into images of ancestors, that urge to know their names is even greater.
Hollywood’s “Underground” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Many that come to St. Helena Island seek out two of their natives that are known around the world-Queen Quet and American Idol winner, Candice Glover. They will get a chance to see them on their screens from the comfort of their own homes shortly as these two get to proudly represent their ancestors on “Underground” which premieres on WGN on March 8th. They want everyone to RISE UP and tune in! E gwine be a time!
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.
The Book of Negroes: Turning the Pages of Gullah/Geechee Ourstory
As BET and Canadian television prepared to air “The Book of Negroes,” Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueeQuet.com) took to the airwaves of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to discuss how the actual “Book of Negroes” and its listing of 3000 names connects to the Gullah/Geechee Nation and continues the connection from the Sea Islands …
“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 …
Gullah/Geechee Faith and Freedom
Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio continued its celebration of “Black History/African Heritage Month” 2013 by airing Gullah/Geechee Faith and Freedom 02/11 by GullahGeechee Riddim | Blog Talk Radio. Tune in to learn about the history of Henry McNeal Turner who was a minister that later became the first southern bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Turner …