Tag Archives: North Carolina

Pender County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week

Pender County, NC proclaimed its second “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”  Filmmaker Christopher Everett received the proclamation on behalf of Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Brunswick County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Brunswick County, NC was the first county in North Carolina to being to participate in “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” They have proclaimed this for their second year county wide!

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Pender County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week

Pender County, NC has joined in with the rest of the counties of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to proclaim its first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!”

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Burning the Story of Gullah/Geechee Townships and Beaches Into the Minds of the People

Wilmington on Fire at Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

Wherein Mosquito Beach still stands and is continuing to be restored after withstanding many storms, Seabreeze has succumb to being removed from the hands of Black people and has been taken over by those in political and economic power in North Carolina. It stands as a painful story of defeat that seems to harken back to the 1898 Wilmington Massacre that was put in place to destroy the independence of the Blacks and Gullah/Geechees of Wilmington in the Cape Fear Region of NC. The orchestrated acts of disenfranchisement that were inflicted upon the people of African descent of Wilmington truly placed “fear” in the hearts and burned it into the minds of many that are from North Carolina. As a result, some fled physically and others fled emotionally away from standing up to hold onto their own property and their own community. The brutal reality of what took place to cause the psychological harm to a community that once thrived is told through the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire.”

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Wilmington on Fire Burns the Truth into the Minds of Many

“Wilmington on Fire” brings to the big screen the truth about what has been written of as the “Wilmington Race Riot of 1898.” This film brings out why this coup d’état would be more appropriately referred to as the “Wilmington Massacre.” The outstanding research that has been done by filmmaker, Christopher Everett and independent researcher, Kent Chatfield blazes the details of racial inequality and the long lasting negative impacts of terroristic acts that took place against numerous groups of people of African descent.

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Wilmington on Fire Premieres at UNCW

January 21st at 7:30 pm at the UNCW Kenan Auditorium Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, UNCW’s diversity and inclusion specialist, will moderate the panel discussion, “How Artists Can Create Social Change” following the screening of this long awaited documentary. The panelist will include filmmaker, Christopher Everett, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), “Always in Season” Director/Producer, Jackie Olive, “Cape Fear Rising” author, Philip Gerard, independent researcher, Kent Chatfield, spoken word artist, Khalisa Kelly Rae, and CEO of “Social Designs” Jada Monica Drew.

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Coastal Flooding and Culture in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

As our prayers turned the hurricane completely into the sea and away from land, my soul was still not settled that there was not more to come. Within hours, this feeling was confirmed as the photos and videos started to appear and states of emergency were declared in the Carolinas.

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Brunswick County, NC Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Tune in to Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) shares the first proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week”

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Gullah/Geechee Truth Rises from Wilmington’s Ashes

Tune in to Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio as Queen Quet, Chiettess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) interviews filmmaker, Christopher Everett about the history of the northernmost part of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.gullahgeecheenation.com)-the Cape Fear, NC region.  The two dialogue about the history of the Wilmington Massacre, the Wilmington, Ten, and the loss of Gullah/Geechee traditions in …

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Black History, Black Codes and Civil Rights

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) announced the theme for “Black History Month 2014” which is “Civil Rights in America.”  This theme coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  However, on this episode of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio,” Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation …

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