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Gullah/Geechee Agro-Culture Fishing & Farming Field Day
who were enslaved on plantations along the southeast coast, Gullah/Geechee represents the only group of African Americans who maintained a significant amount of Africanisms including foodways, land use practices, subsistence fishing, and the spoken Gullah language (Goodwine, 1998; Politzer, 1999). For centuries, Gullah/Geechee communities sustained a way of life predicated on the wealth of close-knit family compounds, and carefully nurtured the resources of the land and water (Dean, 2013). In recent decades, this way of life has been disrupted due to inequitable public policy. Beyond the negative impact on the immediate community, this disruption also has negative impacts on the larger farming ecosystem. Research shows that culture and agriculture ecosystems are inextricably linked – sustain culture, sustain agriculture (Dean, 2013).” Like the cast net, we want to draw in all that will feed the Gullah/Geechee Famlee. We gwine feed de mind, body, and soul.
Memorializing a #GullahGeechee Famlee Legacy
Tenk GAWD fa mi ancestas and fa disya land een de Gullah/Geechee Nation ya! Tenki Tenki GAWD fa unsta wha famlee dey ya fa!
As I stood there on the porch looking out, I could feel the energy of my family members that are in the realm of the ancestors, especially my grandparents that left us this land, standing with me and looking out and smiling. I started thinking of all that they went through toiling this land during enslavement and how the subsequent generations have been able to build more homes on it and are still working and maintaining the land and I smiled.
Gullah/Geechee Queen’s Chronicles: When Family is Foreign to You
Middle Passage Month was tumultuous not only in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, but throughout the many island nations that are part of the African Diaspora due to the major hurricanes and tropical storms that brought winds and rains the likes of which this generation has never seen. As I watched them on the screen, I felt like our ancestors had endured the same things as the billows rolled against the enslavement vessels tossed around at sea on their months long journeys.
Juneteenth Freedom Celebrations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Join the Gullah/Geechee in this celebration via these FREE family activities!
Middle Passage Month Comes in Like a Storm in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Throughout the year, the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation honor our ancestral legacy through libation ceremonies and the transference of cultural knowledge. In September of each year, we specifically focus our energy on the arrival of our African ancestors on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation via the Middle Passage. September is “Middle Passage Month” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We tell the stories of the horrors of the crime against humanity that chattel slavery was and the strength and triumph of our Gullah/Geechee ancestors that survived this journey and then dripped their blood, sweat, and tears into this soil as the nurturing agent that brought forth a mighty people that continue to endure hardships and thrive and prosper like “the tree planted by the rivers of the waters.”
Gullah/Geechee from Beaufort County to the Boogie Down Bronx!
Tune in as Bronx Flavor on Bronx Net TV in New York features the Gullah/Geechee Nation for the second time. This time, the focus goes on two of Beaufort County, SC’s native Gullah/Geechees that both took steps from the sands of the Sea Islands to the concrete jungle of New York and ended up in …
Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Part 3: Rights & Reconstruction by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
To conclude the Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio three part series on “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy,” I took the time to focus on land grants and land grant institutions that were provided to enhance the sustainability of anglo communities in opposition to what had been done during the same era regarding Black land ownership. I also took …
Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2012
The Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition invite you to bring your family out to support the “Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival” Saturday, October 27, 2012 Noon to 6 pm Hunting Island Nature Center There will be Gullah/Geechee seafood dinners, Gullah/Geechee craft items, Gullah/Geechee presentations, dancing, music, games and down home family fun. You …
Yeddi bout de Gullah/Geechee Nation weeklee pun GGTV!
E time fa TV fa we-Gullah/Geechee TV! Ef hunnuh wan kno who webe, tune een ta GGTV!