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Sandy Island 1st Annual Community Cultural Event

Sandy Island Gullah Geechee Legacy & Development will host its 1st Annual Community Cultural Event on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm.  The featured speakers will be St. Helena Island natives, Ron Daise and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  Queen Quet will present at Noon for this fundraiser.

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Celebrating Reconstruction in Beaufort County @GullahGeechee

The Reconstruction Era National Monument which is celebrating its first anniversary is dedicated to commemorating the period from 1861 through 1900 when nearly four million previously enslaved Africans sought to integrate into a free society and into the educational, economic, and political life of the country that they actually built.   The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in collaboration with Gullah African Diaspora Artists (GADA) will host a conference that will delve deeply into the Gullah/Geechee story of Reconstruction.  The “Realities of Reconstruction Conference” will be held at the new Mather Museum and Interpretive Center which is located at the historic Mather School campus which is now the Technical College of the Lowcountry.  The conference will give the participants an opportunity to visit several sites beyond those that are officially a part of the Reconstruction Era National Monument. 

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Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center Grand Opening!

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1 pm

Come celebrate the dedication of the new Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center 1908 Boundary Street at the intersection of Highway 21 and Ribaut Road in Beaufort, SC!  Enjoy an afternoon of Gullah/Geechee sounds, scenes, and cuisine as we welcome folks to our coast!

E gwine be a time!

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Reconstruction National Monument Dedication in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The US National Park Service and local partners will host a community celebration marking the recent establishment of Reconstruction Era National Monument from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Helena Island’s Penn Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes at C of C

Join us for the FIFTH annual Sustainability Week coming up April 4th-9th at the College of Charleston! Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will be the keynote speaker Monday, April 4th at 4pm in the Stern Ballroom.

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Queen Quet at True Uhuru Books for Black History Month “Gullah/Geechee Read In”

  Cum fa yeddi Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)!  She is an award winning editor and author that is a world renown speaker.  She will launch the “Gullah/Geechee Read In” at this event.  Bring the family as she shares the story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and its rich history, heritage, and culture and …

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Returns to Walterboro, SC!

Cum fa Jayn Wi een Walterboro, SC fa Juneteenth: Freedom Songs of the Gullah/Geechee with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) June 17, 2014 at 10 am Colleton County Memorial Library FREE and Open to the Public Cum yeddi we storee and de songs ob freedum!

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Returns to Mississippi!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will deliver the keynote address at Alcorn State University in Mississippi on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11 am in the James L. Bolden Student Center Ballroom entitled “Gullah/Geechee: A Living Cultural Collaboration.” The histo-musical presentation and lecture will be followed by a book and CD signing.

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Presents “Reflections of St. Helena Island”

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is sponsoring a series of events at the new St. Helena Branch Library.   The series entitled “Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy” will begin on January 30, 2013 at 6 pm with an event entitled “Reflections of St. Helena Island.”  The event is FREE and open to all! Queen Quet, Chieftess of …

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