Given that the native founded and operated organizations and institutions were established to insure that their culture is accurate represented and presented, they continue to carry out their missions in spite of the opposition and lack of support that they receive from the new organizations that came into being after them. These native Gullah/Geechee organizations and institutions are the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Gullah/Geechee Angel Network. Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida, and Geechee Kunda.
Queen Quet was given a statement by the ancestors in a vision and this became the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition’s motto which has been incorrectly published as a “Gullah proverb” by many that did not cite Queen Quet for the origin of the quote:
“Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.”
However, she has lived these words as she’s worked on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee community for over thirty five years and she continues to stand and lead the efforts to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive and heal the community from the hostility and misrepresentation that they have endured.
In 1996, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) came into existence when there were no other groups in the world with Gullah/Geechee in their names. Since that time, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has galvanized people worldwide and gotten them to participate in the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture. As a result, there are numerous websites, articles, …
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition which was founded by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will celebrate 17 years of leading the fight for the land and human rights of Gullah/Geechees worldwide on December 21, 2013. In celebration of this landmark, Queen Quet will …