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20 Years as Queen: Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Reflects on Queen Quet

On April 1, 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine whose roots stem from St. Helena, Polowana, and Dataw Islands in Beaufort County, SC sat down before the world in Genéva, Switzerland. She became the first Gullah/Geechee to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She had no idea that when the clock on the wall stopped at zero that a clock that would be ticking to alter the trajectory of her life would begin running. She has been running in syncopation with it ever since.

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Tenk GAWD fa de #GullahGeechee! De Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates E 19th Anniversary!

On July 2, 2000, the Gullah/Geechee people came together from the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida to stand united at Sullivan’s Island, SC. On that day, they confirmed a one year long election of their first official “head pun de bodee” of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. They not only presented their declaration as a nation to the world before United Nations observers and on land owned by the United States federal government, they also enstooled their own leader.

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The Rise of the Gullah/Geechee Nation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

From De Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archives written in 2000 by Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Rise of the Gullah/Geechee Nation   “As the sun rose on July 2, 2000, the sounds of the drums that had been silent for many generations could be heard again.   Denmark Vesey’s body that had been …

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