A tear flowed down my eyes on the historic peninsula called “Charleston” or “Chucktown” that was once called “Charles Town.”
These tears were emitting from my soul for my ancestors as I explained to the mayor of this international city how things must go down.
No one in the room spoke, they all simply looked on and listened to what the ancestors had to say through me
As I told them how my feet burned every time I walked the streets of this city.
The 11th Annual “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” (www.gullahgeechee.info) is themed “A Celebration of Self-Determination.” This culminating weekend of activities for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” will be held at various venues in the Charleston County area August 5-7, 2016.
“We’re investing in International African American Museum (@IAAMuseum) because we believe all people deserve the opportunity to know their heritage.” Stated Mike Gianoni of Blackbaud as they donated $1 Million to the International African American Museum (IAAM) which is to be built at Gasden’s Wharf along the Charleston Harbor.
The site of the coming museum is also the location of the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™’s “Gullah/Geechee Reunion Day” each time that the festival takes place in Charleston, SC.
I have walked along this area and sat along the harbor numerous times especially over the decade that we have held the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” a short walk away at the Charleston Maritime Center. The center and the plot where the International African American Museum (IAAM) will go are just down the harbor from where we were standing recalling our past connection. I had no idea that the day would come when we would not just look into the past, but also look to the future together. However, that time has now come given that Brother Michael Moore is now the first president and CEO of IAAM (@IAAMuseum).
by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation For over 10 years, I have been blessed to embrace a powerful group of people in Charleston, SC as my ancestors also embraced me and held me even closer in that city than they ever had before. When I walked along the cobble stone street into …