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Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates #GullahGeechee2020 Honoring Queen Quet’s 20 Year Legacy

Queen Quet (www.QueenQuet.com) has spent four decades of her life fighting to prevent the genocide of her people and insuring that Gullah/Geechee culture will not only continue to exist, but that it will also be represented accurately and respectfully.  She has successfully won many land rights cases and gotten laws changed in favor of the Gullah/Geechee people.  She has repeatedly returned to the United Nations and continues to serve on international boards working to insure the continued sustainability of the environment of and the cultural heritage within the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. 

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag

The Gullah/Geechee Flag represents those sons and daughters of Africa who were forced to come to America in ships of pain, for a life of servitude and death.

For more than three hundred years the Anointed People of the African Sun were auction off to the highest bidder torn away from tribal and family ties, systematically deprived of ancient African names, physically and mentally brutalized in both body and soul.

Forced to renounce traditional religions and beliefs, stripped of self-respect, dehumanized, tortured without mercy or moral concern, lynched, raped, denied political access, methodically conditioned to engage in self hate and denied any hope of freedom.

And after the genocide, cheated out of the promised 40 acres and a mule.

Yet, the Gullah/Geechee Anointed People survived like a bright shining star above adversity to finally be free again.

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20 Ways een 20 Days fa Support de @GullahGeechee

On July 2, 2020, de Gullah/Geechee Nation gwine tun 20.  Tenk GAWD fa disya!

 

 

We are asking all of our supporters worldwide to participate in the 20 ways in 20 days to support the Gullah/Geechee Famlee!  Fa all hunnuh wha support we, tenki tenki!  GAWD bless hunnuh and hunnuh famlee!

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#GullahGeechee2020-Celebrate the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s 20th Anniversary

Tune in to “Yeddi We! #GullahGeechee2020 Virtually” a dialogue between

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com),               Elder Carlie Towne, Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins and Dr. Amir Jamal Toure who are all leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

July 2, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the enstoolment of Queen Quet as the official Head pun de bodee of de Gullah/Geechee.  Tune een fa #GullahGeechee2020 and yeddi bout de journey.

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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: 

https://www.seedandspark.com/festivals/blk-docs?fbclid=IwAR37TpeOZJEaA3v8PxrJlvpT5rzaERk2i-7sWqzPcyi7ooBayC9mnIQaB_s

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The Insanity and Audacity of Racism and White Privilege: A Memo from the Gullah/Geechee

This practice best fits the definition of appropriation which is “the action of taking something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission.”  In the Gullah/Geechee culture, my mama and elders taught me, “Disya da tiefin!”  This is theft!

Once you steal something and then receive financial gain for it, that is exploitation!  You have “capitalized” on something that was not yours.  Aaah, but that is the very story of America that people have not wanted to discussed and that is fueling the fires that are burning off the masks that people have worn to cover up the ugly truth. 

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A World Oceans Month 2020 Reflection on the Flow of Justice

The more that people tune their spirits into this global moment of truth that we are in, they can come together in their cultural communities and be empowered.  This power will then strike the shorelines around the globe well beyond World Oceans Month and maybe we can all breathe it in then pause and give thanks for the water bringing us all back into balance and healing us as Mother Earth heals herself.  While she does, I pray that justice continues to flow.

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Ending the Plantation, Mascotification, and Exploitation in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Over the past two decades since the Gullah/Geechee people came together to stand on their human right to self-determination, leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have stood up against the on-slaught of mechanisms designed to displace them from the Sea Islands and to degrade their culture. Being vocal about the displacement caused by and the use of the word “plantation” on gated areas has caused many of the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to be shunned and to even be targeted with threats. Yet, they have continued to speak out clearly against the denigrating effect of seeing the word “plantation” on gated areas, especially on Hilton Head Island, SC. Also, by the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the mascotification and economic exploitation by Revelry Brewing Company and Gullah Gourmet in Charleston, SC has to come to an end!

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Rising Seas, Risings Temperatures and Rising Movement on the Sea Islands

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank has remained focused on accomplishing the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs) and continues to work with global partners to raise awareness via climate science in order to reverse the negative impacts of climate change on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The risings seas and rising temperatures that are being witnessed have consistently been documented while the world’s scientists seek the answers to what human behaviors can be altered in order to bring these things back into alignment and cause the environment to be balanced and the earth to be healed.

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Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Resonating the Signs and the Sounds of the Times

Over the many years that this broadcast has aired, it has presented the history and current events in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and also celebrated the continuation of Gullah/Geechee cultural traditions. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and through the days of the on-going protests over the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, Queen Quet has continued to share the details of the stories that continue to unfold in these changes times.

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