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S.A.L.T.-Saving a Lowcountry Treasure
Salt is not the only thing that adds flavor to the coast of the southeast. Gullah/Geechee culture is also quite flavorful not only due to the way we enhance our cuisine, but because of the vibrance and tastefulness that folks find unforgettable about us when they encounter us. One of the places that you will often find us is amidst the salt marsh casting nets or going after blue crabs or picking oysters to feed our families while breathing in the very air that feeds our souls. Like the spartina grass or salt marsh that is a major part of our ecosystem, we’ve migrated up and down the waterways and held in place a cultural landscape for multiple generations as our roots go deeper into the soil and we stand tall bringing healing to this land.
Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2022
From North Carolina’s Town of Leland down to Jacksonville, Florida, the coastal counties and numerous townships in the Gullah/Geechee Nation have proclaimed July 30-August 6, 2022 as “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” This marks the 10th anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation wide celebration of authentic Gullah/Geechee culture. The week launches on historic St. Helena Island, SC at the St. Helena Park at Noon on Saturday, July 30th with “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day
Queen Quet of de Gullah/Geechee Nation and Pioneers of Preservation
The first event of the Pioneers in Preservation series will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, located at 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Gullah/Geechee Nation luminary Queen Quet will deliver a thought-provoking, “edu-taining,” “histo-musical” performance highlighting Gullah/Geechee roots while focusing on the strength of tradition and the power of story through music. Those arriving ahead of the presentation will be able to see the “Human Cargo” exhibition for FREE.
Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021
De Gullah/Geechee Nation is celebrating its 21st year. July 2, 2021 marked the 21st anniversary of the enstoolment of Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and the day of the declaration of the Gullah/Geechee Nation as another nation of the world. The 21st anniversary celebration will continue throughout the month with the major events being held during “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”
Protecting Gullah/Geechee Sacred Grounds
The Gullah/Geechee Nation is seeing an onslaught of disrespect to sacred grounds from the Carolinas to Florida as newcomers seek to build along waterways and in historic areas. As a result, native Gullah/Geechees are coming together to call on the world to stand with us to protect these sacred areas and to honor the ancestors and family that have been resting in these sacred spaces.
Save the Weeping Time @GullahGeechee Historic Community!
There is richness in the community of West Savannah that has yet to be tapped and this shelter is not the appropriate mechanism for tapping that richness. On this 162nd anniversary of The Weeping Time Auction, West Savannah residents are fighting for a fair chance by wanting to use the grounds of this sacred asset to benefit and uplift this community. So, tell Mayor Van Johnson and the Savannah City Council that you stand with the Gullah/Geechee family in West Savannah, GA and you are crying out, but will weep no more! Sign the petition TODAY: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-van-johnson-and-savannah-city-council-save-the-weeping-time-historic-community-stand-with-savannah-s-gullah-geechee-family
Honoring the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Media Mavens
I thought we would be remissed if Black Herstory Month came to a close without sounding the drums and truly honoring these outstanding media mavens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We celebrate every honor that each one of them receives and we thank them for the care with which they present our stories. GAWD bless up all dees ya SiStars fa tru! We appreciate each and every one of you and all that you do to make sure that the world knows of ourstory. Hunnuh da bless up allawe! Keep shining brightly!
Gullah/Geechee Leaders Shown as “Strong Inspirations”
Tune in to “Strong Inspirations” as Anthony Brogdon discusses the Black History of Savannah, GA with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure of Dayclean (www.DaycleanSoul.com) and he interviews Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) about the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Celebrating de Gullah/Geechee Ooman Wha Choose ta Challenge pun @GullahGeechee Riddim Radio
For “International Women’s Day,” hostess Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) honored De Gullah/Geechee Ooman wha Choose to Challenge. Yeddi disya bout Gullah/Geechee Civil Rights activists, Septima P. Clark, Mary Moultrie, and Amelia Boynton Robinson and de Gullah/Geechee Nation’s human rights leaders.
Do NOT Let Spaceport Camden Lift Off @GullahGeechee!
Gullah/Geechee Nation ♦ March 5, 2021 ♦ Leave a comment
It is critical that the general public bring awareness to this issue as soon as possible. Stakes are already so high and it is our responsibility as allies to help our Gullah/Geechee brothers and sisters protect their environment and culture. This is a matter of commercial action vs. cultural preservation and continuation and it is our responsibility to hold leaders accountable.
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