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Afro-Atlantic Legacies Gullah/Geechee Movie Screening and Discussion
Tune in to this special Black History Month screening and discussion of the documentary, Memorias Afro-Atlanticas which follows the footsteps of the father of Gullah/Geechee linguistics, Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner from the Gullah/Geechee Nation to Brazil. The documentary centers on the continuation of the Afro-spiritual practice of Candomblé . Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is featured in the film and will host the screening and discussion with the filmmakers that made this historic reconnection of the African Diaspora take place. Tune een fa yeddi disya.
Afro-Spirituality-Condomblé,Yoruba, Juju: Lorenzo D. Turner from Brazil to Gullah/Geechee
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will open the Black History Month 2021 celebration on Zooming in on Sustainability by zooming in on Afro-spirituality with a specific focus on the links between Condomblé, Yoruba and Juju.
Zooming in on Documenting Black History
Tune in to Episode 9 of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation speaks with filmmaker Christopher Everett about “Documenting Black History.” Everett created the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire” and is now working on Part II about the 1898 Wilmington Massacre.
Wilmington on Fire Burning History of Black Towns into Minds Virtually
May “Seed & Spark” ignite a new flame to burn this part of Black History into the minds of everyone that views Wilmington on Fire while it shows online between June 25th and July 2, 2020. Make sure to register, view, and discuss this film if you truly believe in bringing about racial equity:
“Black Beach/White Beach” Brings to the Big Screen the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s “Black Pearl”
Filmmaker Ricky Kelly has put together an outstanding new documentary, “Black Beach/White Beach.” “Black Beach/White Beach” tells the historical journey of the formation of the “Black Pearl” of the Gullah/Geechee Nation during segregation and leads you up to the on-going battle to rebuild the town and its reputation.
The “Black Pearl” is the historic Atlantic Beach Township which is north of Myrtle Beach. Although Atlantic Beach did not receive incorporation from the state of South Carolina until 1966, Gullah/Geechees owned the land on the Atlantic Ocean prior to that and started to use it as a gathering place in 1934. They opened motels, restaurants, and night clubs and by 1936 pleasure boats were anchoring at the township where Black folks could come and enjoy themselves.
Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates Bike Month!
May is “National Bike Month” and the Gullah/Geechee Nation is joining in the celebration! Not only are the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation encouraging people to participate in “National Bike to Work Week” May 15-19, 2017, they are encouraging Gullah/Geechee and Black bike riders to cycle and cruise down to the St. Helena Community Market in the Dr. Martin L. King Memorial Park on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation on Saturday, May 20 between 10 am and 3 pm for “Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty.”
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.
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 …