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The Fight for Black and Gullah/Geechee Freedom

I heard myself with throngs of ancestors singing “Fight on just a little while longer! Pray on just a little while longer! Hold on just a little while longer!” I rested in that moment knowing that the ancestors were tapping their children’s children’s children on the shoulders (and some in the head) awakening them to join in the fight. To take a stand for Gullah/Geechee land! WE BINYA and ain’t gwine nowhey!

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Gullah/Geechee Diasporic Diamonds Black History Celebration

Jayn we pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa a spirit liftin journey een ta de storee and livin legacy of de Gullah/Geechee. Yeddi how disya cunneck ta de African Diaspora tru food, music and Black history at the historic Brick Baptist Church.

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I Heard the Gullah/Geechee Queen Pray One Day

…there was one thought that fed my soul-“I am here because I heard Queen Quet, the Gullah/Geechee Queen, pray one time.”

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Governor of South Carolina Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week Statewide

Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina has joined the massive number of coastal elected officials from North Carolina to Northeastern Florida that have proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” SC Representative Shedron Williams proclaimed the celebration in his district in previous years. However, the Governor’s proclamation now makes this a statewide celebration. South Carolina is the first state to join the numerous coastal counties and townships that have proclaimed this celebration within their jurisdictions over the past decade.

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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

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Queen’s Chronicles: Stayed on Freedom-22 Years of Gullah/Geechee Self-Determination

The power of Gullah/Geechee unity is rejuvenating while the consistent packaging our culture for the use of tourists vexes the soul and almost boggles the mind. I state “almost” because as a scholar of history, I am well aware that at every stage of Black advancement, there have been those that never wanted freedom because it is isn’t free. Freedom requires constant due diligence, consistency and sacrifice. The cost that this totals for Gullah/Geechee has been over 4 decades of my life which includes 25 years of actually awakening every day to seek out more knowledge about my people, our land and then to invest in protecting them both.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2022

Jayn we fa de 2022 Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival een Bluffton, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation August 6th! http://www.GullahGeechee.info

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Celebrating Black Freedom in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee citizens stood for their human right to self-determination over two decades ago and declared their own nation on the very lands where their ancestors had not only previously been enslaved, but where they fought for their freedom through uprisings including the Stono Rebellion and the Denmark Vesey Rebellion and the US Civil War. The concepts of self-determination and self-sufficiency have been consistent in certain Gullah/Geechee families and communities. This is why Gullah/Geechee culture has been able to continue to exist in spite of all the efforts that have been and continue to be done to water down and ultimately assimilate and eliminate the cultural heritage traditions in what is now the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Ring Shout wit de NC Gullah/Geechee Famlee!

Tyrone Hill, a direct descendant of the Gullah/Geechees who grew rice on Eagles Island, NC will host the first Gullah community ring shout in Brunswick County, NC. The event is to encourage unity, share knowledge and preserve North Carolina Gullah/Geechee culture. Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head of State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be the special guest of honor at the event.

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Celebrate May de Gullah/Geechee Way

De Gullah/Geechee Famlee gwine celebrate who webe tru May. Hunnuh chillun hafa jayn we fa celebrate May de Gullah/Geechee way!

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