Tag Archives: Georgia

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!

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Hollywood’s “Underground” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many that come to St. Helena Island seek out two of their natives that are known around the world-Queen Quet and American Idol winner, Candice Glover. They will get a chance to see them on their screens from the comfort of their own homes shortly as these two get to proudly represent their ancestors on “Underground” which premieres on WGN on March 8th. They want everyone to RISE UP and tune in! E gwine be a time!

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A Gullah/Geechee Charge to Keep

“A charge to keep I have. A GOD to glorify!”

I have sung these words for the majority of my life, but I never realized how they would be spoken into existence. As I heard the words lined on St. Helena Island growing up and learned to respond along with the rest of the congregation, I never for once thought of the historical context of the entire ritual. Every praise house and church that I went to in the Gullah/Geechee Nation had this tradition, so I didn’t think it was unique. I found out as a traveled that it was not done in other places. I have come to see it slowly fading away.

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The Middle Passage, Gullah/Geechee, and SAV

Enslavement advertisements in Savannah marketed the “Black gold/Black cargo” to insure people were aware of the “superior attributes of African slaves from Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Angola, and New Calabar.” The “slave trade” on River Street in Savannah began as “intercolonial domestic trade” with enslaved Africans being brought from South Carolina to be sold into bondage or to be rented out to clear the land that would become Carolina gold rice and Sea Island cotton fields as well as to be built up to become the city of Savannah.

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Gullah/Geechee Unity in the Community in SAV!

Cum fa jayn we and bring de famlee fa “Gullah/Geechee Unity een de Communitee!”

Join us on the historic riverfront of Savannah, GA for a FREE weekend celebrating the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s history and heritage of this port city and the Coastal Empire!

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Queen’s Chronicles: #GullahGeechee Golden Isles

No doubt it is difficult for those that go to a monument such as the truly artistic one that makes people aware of The Wanderer which was the last documented enslavement vessel to arrive on North American soil to leave that location on Jekyll Island and make the connection to the thousands of Gullah/Geechees that live in neighboring areas such as St. Simon’s Island and Brunswick, GA. However, these are the nuggets of the Golden Isles that hold the stories of self-determination of our ancestors and many of their descendants are those that have resisted allowing their stories to be forgotten.

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Liberty County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) received the 2nd Annual Liberty County, GA “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week Proclamation” during their county commissioners’ meeting. Liberty County is now also #GullahGeechee proud! Tune een fa yeddi de Liberty County Gullah/Geechee storee!

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Cum fa Juneteenth at de Jepson wid de @GullahGeechee Famlee!

June 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm during ‘Free Family Day’ at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts historic presentations will be done by historian Dr. Amir Jamal Toure, percussionist David Pleasant, and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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De Conch Wha Gwine on een de @GullahGeechee Nation Edition

De Conch is the international ezine of de Gullah/Geechee Nation. Een de Wha Gwine on Edition, hunnuh kin yeddi bout tings wha gwine on disya summa and fall een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. This edition provides information on a number of Gullah/Geechee fundraising projects and how you can support them. Learn about the events taking place and come out with your family. Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno den yeddi de conch da blo!

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes at Lorenzo D. Turner Symposium

The Fourth Annual

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Lorenzo Dow Turner Symposium on Gullah/Geechee History and Culture

featuring

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine

Queen of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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