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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes at the International Hill Rice Symposium

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will be the keynote speaker for the Inaugural Trinidad and Tobago International Hill Rice Symposium and Festival which is being hosted in commemoration of the bicentenary of the arrival of the Merikins to Trinidad. Following the War of 1812 between the United States of America, and Great Britain the arrival of this group of men and women, who are sometimes described as Black Loyalists, marked the beginning of rice cultivation in Trinidad. That tradition has continued unbroken through the past two centuries.

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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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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes at C of C

Join us for the FIFTH annual Sustainability Week coming up April 4th-9th at the College of Charleston! Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will be the keynote speaker Monday, April 4th at 4pm in the Stern Ballroom.

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E Eye Pun We: Gullah/Geechee Tribute to Zora Neal Hurston’s Legacy

Sister Zora was born on Jan. 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, Hurston and her family moved to Eatonville, Florida when she was a toddler. Eatonville is a rural community near Orlando, FL established in 1887. Zora Neale Hurston journeyed from there not only to Harlem to become a part of the era now called “The Harlem Renaissance,” but she also came to Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and did anthropological field work which has been archived at the United States Library of Congress.

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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.”

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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.

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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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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Presents at MUSC

Medical University of South Carolina Department of Public Health Science South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute Multicultural Student Advisory Board Student National Medical Association SEMINAR “Cultural Collaboration Pun de Gullah/Geechee Coast” PRESENTED BY Queen Quet Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returns to MUSC to discuss how …

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Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun Gwine ta Wofford een Spartanburg, SC!

Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC welcomes Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun to their campus to celebrate Black History Month as part of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.”  They will have two presentations that are open to the public.  Cum fa bring de famlee and yeddi who de Gullah/Geechee be! Wednesday, Feb. 18 …

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Queen Quet at True Uhuru Books for Black History Month “Gullah/Geechee Read In”

  Cum fa yeddi Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)!  She is an award winning editor and author that is a world renown speaker.  She will launch the “Gullah/Geechee Read In” at this event.  Bring the family as she shares the story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and its rich history, heritage, and culture and …

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