Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Memorializing a #GullahGeechee Famlee Legacy

Tenk GAWD fa mi ancestas and fa disya land een de Gullah/Geechee Nation ya! Tenki Tenki GAWD fa unsta wha famlee dey ya fa!

As I stood there on the porch looking out, I could feel the energy of my family members that are in the realm of the ancestors, especially my grandparents that left us this land, standing with me and looking out and smiling. I started thinking of all that they went through toiling this land during enslavement and how the subsequent generations have been able to build more homes on it and are still working and maintaining the land and I smiled.

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Honoring de Ooman Souljah een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa Decoration Day

In honor of Memorial Day which is “Decoration Day” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation honors the legacy of Suzie King Taylor and Harriet Tubman who served at Camp Saxton in Port Royal on the island of Port Royal in South Carolina during the United States Civil War.

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Memorial Day de Gullah/Geechee Way!

Queen Quet akes the listeners on a historical journey from May 1, 1865 when the first Decoration Day was led by 10,000 Gullah/Geechees who were joined by Union soldiers and northern missionaries in Charleston, SC to honor those that were fallen soldiers of the US Civil War to the current events in the Gullah/Geechee Nation that are living memorials to the legacy of Gullah/Geechees.

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Decoration Day-Memorializing the Gullah/Geechee Way

  Tune in to Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) as she provides the history of the celebration of “Decoration Day” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and how this evolved into Memorial Day throughout the United States of America.   Many are unaware that the roots of this holiday stemmed …

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