Tag Archives: Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy

Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund

Recently, global media has published stories and shown news reports regarding the displacement of Gullah/Geechees from their homeland. This media attention caused thousands of people to request that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation create this GoFundMe Campaign so that they can support the efforts of helping the land retention amongst the Gullah/Geechee:

https://www.gofundme.com/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund

Continue reading

Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Celebrates 20 Years with #GullahGeechee2020!

To celebrate 20 years at the premiere advocacy organization for Gullah/Geechee people worldwide, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will host twenty different events as a part of #GullahGeechee2020. These events will also be part of their continued celebration and commemoration of the International Decade of People of African Descent.

Continue reading

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!

Continue reading

Come by Here Lawd!: Gullah/Geechee Spiritual Journey

As I stood in the place of the outpouring, “Bethesda Christian Fellowship” on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, I saw the Spirit of GOD filling the space and moving through the congregation. I could feel the presence of those that are now in the realm of the ancestors that had been a part of this congregation and used to sing, “Come by Here Lawd!”

Continue reading

Gullah/Geechee Land, Legacy, Access, and Sustainability

As I engage in the work on behalf of my people, one of the consistent questions over the years has been one regarding access issues in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and in the more recent years, the questions have also been about sustainability of the Gullah/Geechee Nation which brings us full circle to “saving the Sea Islands.” The environmental encroachment due to overbuilding that has been brought into the Gullah/Geechee Nation (and is not an outgrowth of native vision nor design) is now met with the rising seas and a myriad of climate science issues that continue to negatively impact the waterways and shoreline which lead to negative impacts on the quality of life for Gullah/Geechees. It also affects the continuation of our cultural traditions and the protection of cultural heritage assets. In the face of it all, we are “resilient.”

Continue reading

Gullah/Geechee Foodways and Heritage Days

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Afroculinary Specialist, Michael W. Twitty (www.afroculinary.com) had a dialogue about the revolutionary nature of maintaining a cultural culinary legacy and how this relates to the roots of Gullah/Geechee culture.

Continue reading

Queen Quet Discusses Retaining Gullah/Geechee Resources

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) provided a keynote address at Charleston’s Sottile Theater in Charleston, SC regarding Gullah/Geechee Resources.

Continue reading

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month and How #BlackGivingMatters

During August 2015, the Gullah/Geechee Nation celebrated “Black Philanthropy Month” by calling on supporters worldwide

• to become members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net)

• donate to the official 501(c)3 of the Gullah/Geechee Nation which is the “Gullah/Geechee Angel Network” (www.gullahgeecheeangelnetwork.com)

• donate to the “Save Gullah/Geechee Land!” campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/panafricanfamilyem
• donate to the “Save Gullah Homes for Gullah Families” fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/savinggullahhomes

Continue reading

Seminole Days 2015 on Gullah/Geechee TV

Tune in as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returns to the annual “Seminole Days” in Texas and delivers a historic message to the Gullah/Geechee Seminole Muscogo Diaspora Family.

Continue reading

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on “It’s My House”

Host LA discusses the history of the existence of the http://www.gullahgeecheenation.com (www.gullahgeecheenation.com) and how the family compound and Gullah/Geechee land ownership is an example of multigenerational wealth that should be known about and duplicated.

Continue reading