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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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Black History: Miseducation, Misrepresentation, and Exploitation of Gullah/Geechee

Some stumbled upon it as they arrived on the Sea Islands for recreational activities along the beaches and through the forested areas. They wondered why the people spoke as they did and wondered how they created the crafts that they made. This “discovery” led to scores of people of African descent contributing to the misrepresentation and exploitation of the culture due to the fact that they as others of different races and cultures had been miseducated about what Gullah/Geechee culture actually is and from whence it came.

Due to the consistent influx of tourists to the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a number of “staged” engagements now take place which insure that they do not involve Gullah/Geechee that live the traditions and speak out about land issues and human rights. However, without the land, there will be no culture.

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Seminole Days and Gullah/Geechee Ways

I said a prayer of healing for all of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora and I continued the journey into the smiles and the embraces and into a process of reconnection. I gave thanks for all the elders that were present and all the youth that were now actively taking part in Seminole Days and had helped the elders to curate the museum and to market this annual reunion. I gave thanks for being able to again make this journey and to reconnect the entire Gullah/Geechee Seminole Diaspora.

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Queen Quet Crakin e Teet een Gullah/Geechee fa Seminole Days 2015!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be a special guest speaker for the annual Seminole Days Celebration in Bracketville, TX.  Queen Quet will provide a keynote address concerning the history of the Gullah/Geechee language and how it is spoken in the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora which includes the Seminole, Black Seminole, Afro-Seminole, and Muscogo …

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Cum fa Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Historic Mosquito Beach!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( http://www.QueenQuet.com) and the Mosquito Beach Business Association are inviting the public to “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day” to launch “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” on historic Mosquito Beach in Charleston County, SC.  This event will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from Noon until 6 pm featuring music, food, …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015-Gwine tru de Coast fa Keep de Culcha!

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015 will be celebrated throughout the South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida portions of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast July 25-August 2, 2015. Queen Quet states, “We gwine tru de coast fa keep de culcha!” The week will be a journey into the living traditions of native Gullah/Geechees as those that want to learn about this unique indigenous national linguistic and ethnic minority take Gullah/Geechee owned and operated tours to Gullah/Geechee businesses and historic sites .Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the events that are highlights of this nine days of activities which will honor the lives and legacies of the Emanuel 9.

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation Season of Celebration een De Conch!

In the May and July 2015 editions, De Conch presents information on the season of celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Both editions provide details on festivals and coming events in which people that seek to learn accurate information about and want to economically empower the Gullah/Geechee Nation can participate in. Ef bout we culcha hunnuh wan kno, den yeddi de conch da blo!

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Emerges from Tragedy into Celebration

In the wake of the recent tragedy during which the Gullah/Geechee Nation lost nine of its citizens during what has been deemed the “Charleston Massacre,” they continue to walk on with the pride and dignity of their ancestors as they come out of a period of mourning into a time of celebration. What would be an annual time to celebrate Gullah/Geechee traditions and culture is now also a time to celebrate the lives of the Emanuel 9. The Gullah/Geechee Nation will have a series of events that will take place during the month of July in order to honor the legacies of these nine souls and to bring the Gullah/Geechee family together on the coast from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL.

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Yeddi “Hunnuh Hafa Shout Sumtime!!!” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun

Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun’s histo-musical presentation journey, “Hunnuh Hafa Shout Sumtime!!!” can be purchased online and downloaded or get a CD at http://www.gullahgeechee.biz!

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Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun Gwine tru SC!

Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun’s “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour” Makes Its Way Through South Carolina Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is a native of historic St. Helena Island, SC.  Queen Quet who became the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations on behalf of Gullah/Geechees in Geneva, …

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