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The Road Through St. Helena with Rollins by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

“Gullah/Geechee Volunteer Month” began as a true journey through my own community.  It was wonderful to see the place again through the eyes of students that had never been to St. Helena before.  We walked the road together and sat and talked in different spaces which as invigorating.  However, the most stimulating thing was the …

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Welcome Center Dedication at Penn Center, Inc. on Historic St. Helena Island, SC

The public is cordially invited to attend Penn Center’s dedication ceremony and reception for the Courtney P. Siceloff Welcome Center Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5 pm. Courtney P. Siceloff became a lightning rod of the civil rights movement as the first executive director of the Penn Center on St. Helena Island from 1950 to …

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Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum Premieres at Penn Center, Inc.

“Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!” will premiere at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4 pm on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   This new Gullah/Geechee histo-musical production features Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), “Dayclean de African …

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Join the St. Helena Island Gullah/Geechee Family at the Heritage Days Celebration 2014!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 9 am to 10 pm Tours of the York W. Bailey Museum 3-5 pm Opening Ceremony & Founders’ Memorial 5-8:30 pm “Taste of the Sea Islands” at Campbell Cafeteria 6-7 pm “Road to Remembrance” at Frissell Community House 7-8 pm Traditional Praise Service at Bethesda Christian Center 8-10 pm Wine & …

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition & Penn Center Heritage Days Presents a “Landowners, Farmers & Heirs Property Workshop”

Heritage Days Celebration 2014 Landowners, Farmers & Heirs Property Workshop Friday, November 7, 2014 9 am to 1 pm Frissell Community House at Penn Center, Inc. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive St. Helena Island, SC 29920   9-9:30 am                      Registration 9:30-9:35 am                 Welcome Address by Walter Mack of Penn Center Land Use Program 9:35-9:45 am                 “Legacy of Land on …

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Penn Center’s Women’s Herstory Month Celebration features Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee!

Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) at Penn Center’s Community Sing Celebrating Women’s Herstory! Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm Frissell Community House Penn Center, Inc. on St. Helena island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Queen Quet will be the guest speaker at the monthly community sing.  Come out and enjoy …

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Dr. King: The Sea Islands and Self-Determination

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) “I’m not gonna say, ‘Burn baby burn’!”  I’m gonna say “Build baby build!” • Dr. Martin L, King Jr. on speech July 30, 1967 in Charleston, SC These words coupled with the statement “Believe in yourself and believe you are somebody!…Be proud of our heritage!” are …

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31st Annual Heritage Days Celebration een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!

Join us on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation November 7-10, 2013 for the  31st Annual Heritage Days Celebration at  Penn Center, Inc. “Eyes Still on the Prize: Celebrating a Legacy of Change”     This year’s event is being co-chaired by our own, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation   …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: A Journey Through Ourstory

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Beaufort County, SC is the second oldest county in South Carolina.  This county became what it is do to the blood, sweat, and tears of Gullah/Geechees that toiled in the Sea Island cotton, rice, and indigo fields of the Sea Islands that the county consist of …

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St. Helena Island Educates Through Festivals Focused on Gullah/Geechee History & Traditions

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Tenk Gawd fa St. Helena nayme fa de ladee. Tenk Gawd fa St. Helena whey de Gullah/Geechee be. Tenk Gawd fa St. Helena an holdin pun we land. Tenk Gawd fa St. Helena an e Sea Islandt sand. Tenk Gawd fa St. Helena an de wata …

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