Tag Archives: Juneteenth
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.
Juneteenth Brings a Growing Culture to Stand for #GullahGeechee Land
Help stop another destructionment project from coming to the Sea Islands. They want to obtain 20,000 signatures on the “Stop the Destructionment at Bay Point Near St. Helena Island” petition by the end of June. Please sign here and share: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq
Please donate to the Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund to help them reach $20,000 by July 2, 2020: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund
Many amongst the thousands of people that tuned into the Juneteenth Drum Call for Justice donated to the campaign, signed the petition or sent contributions via CashApp to $GullahGeecheeNation and some did all of the above.
#Juneteenth Drum Call for Justice
In observance of Juneteenth, A Growing Culture will host a daylong broadcast of The Hunger for Justice Series, celebrating Black voices and the fight for justice in the food system. The Juneteenth Broadcast will be held as a live event simulcast across AGC’s digital channels, with over a dozen presenters beginning with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).
Juneteenth Week Celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
In solidarity with our family in Texas including those of the island of Galveston and those called “Black Seminole” and “Afro-Seminole” who are part of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora, we celebrate Juneteenth annually. We continue to remain dedicated to this celebration of freedom in spite of the fact that many of our annual in-person events where we sound the drum will not take place for 2020. We pray that you will join us the entire week to celebrate virtually.
Black Music Month and Gullah/Geechee Sounds
June is “Black Music Month” which gives Gullah/Geechees a specific time to celebrate what they already love to make-music. The Spirituals are the official music of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the state of South Carolina due to the fact that they were created by native Gullah/Geechees on plantations of the Sea Islands. Not only have these Spiritual sounds been exported from the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast and disbursed around the world, numerous genres of music owe their beginnings to being birthed out of those that grew up in the church and sang the Spirituals.
Freedom Celebrations een de #GullahGeechee Nation
Wheyeba freedum be, hunnuh gwine find de Gullah/Geechee! Cum celebrate wid we!
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!
From Juneteenth to Jubilee: A Gullah/Geechee Journey with Queen Quet
Join the Walterboro, SC family in the annual celebration for the Colleton County Memorial Library Summer Reading Program! Author Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will take the community on a histo-musical journey entitled, From Juneteenth to Jubilee: A Gullah/Geechee Journey. Admission is FREE!
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6 pm
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.
Come Celebrate Juneteenth at the Jepson with the Gullah/Geechee Family!
Come meet Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Amiri Farris, Amir Jamal Toure, and many more of the native of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the Juneteenth at the Jepson in Savannah, GA in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!