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Celebrating Barbados & De Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many 2020 celebrations were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst these were numerous return home to Africa celebrations and the 350th of Charleston, SC. These were scheduled to overlap with the 300th celebration in Barbados and the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

As we have often had to do, the children of Mother Africa adapted quickly to the new circumstances that we were faced with. So, we took our celebrations to the global audiences that could not come to visit us. As a result, thousands of additional people have been able to partake of insights about the African Diaspora that they may not have been able to do so if traveling was required. Two such online engagements that linked people directly to celebrations that are held annually in the Gullah/Geechee Nation were the Carifest Virtual Summit and the Take a Stand fa Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020 Telethon.

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Hilton Head Island, SC and De @GullahGeechee

As “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020” approaches, the Town of Hilton Head Island, SC has once again proclaimed the week of celebration: Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was also invited back to WHHI-TV to discuss the coming telethon, “Taking a Stand for Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020” which will be held live virtually on …

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@GullahGeechee Battling Exploitation and Seeking Economic Equity

Within less than one month, native Gullah/Geechees have come together much in the way that they did 21 years ago when they stood together to stand on their human right to self-determination.  The recent wave of Gullah/Geechee unity managed to get four different white / Anglo owned companies to rebrand their products and no longer use the words “Gullah,” “Geechee” or “Geechie” to culturally and economically exploit the Gullah/Geechee people and their name.

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Ending the Plantation, Mascotification, and Exploitation in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Over the past two decades since the Gullah/Geechee people came together to stand on their human right to self-determination, leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have stood up against the on-slaught of mechanisms designed to displace them from the Sea Islands and to degrade their culture. Being vocal about the displacement caused by and the use of the word “plantation” on gated areas has caused many of the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to be shunned and to even be targeted with threats. Yet, they have continued to speak out clearly against the denigrating effect of seeing the word “plantation” on gated areas, especially on Hilton Head Island, SC. Also, by the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the mascotification and economic exploitation by Revelry Brewing Company and Gullah Gourmet in Charleston, SC has to come to an end!

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This Land is Our Land: The Struggle and Beauty of Gullah/Geechee

The Gullah/Geechee are a declared minority group with their own language and ethnicity that is discernible even within the African-American population. A nation within a nation. They are largely self sufficient, depending on much of the same farming and fishing techniques that have sustained them since the enslavement of their ancestors.

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Gullah/Geechee Foodways and Heritage Days

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Afroculinary Specialist, Michael W. Twitty (www.afroculinary.com) had a dialogue about the revolutionary nature of maintaining a cultural culinary legacy and how this relates to the roots of Gullah/Geechee culture.

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Dorchester County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Dorchester County is celebrating first in 2015! They hold the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest sweet tea for the first time and they have now proclaimed their first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!”

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Mama Dem and de Land-De Gullah/Geechee Ooman Stand

Tune in to the opening of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio‘s annual “Women’s Herstory Celebration!”  On this episode entitled, “Mama Dem and de Land-De Gullah/Geechee Ooman Stand”  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discusses the roles that Gullah/Geechee women played in regard to land from the time of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade to the present …

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In Remembrance of Our Gullah/Geechee Ancestors That Made the Passage by Queen Quet

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) ©2013 All Rights Reserved. On March 25th I stood on the shores of Bennett’s Point surrounded by family. We stood shoulder to should looking over at the next island thinking of what our ancestors could see. We looked into the water and saw the sweetgrass growing …

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Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archive Strives Not Only to Document, but Keep Culture Alive!

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (Email: GullGeeCo@aol.com) is the premiere organization for the advocacy of the rights of Gullah/Geechees worldwide.  In addition to insuring the accurate representation of Gullah/Geechee people and our heritage and culture, the Coalition seeks to insure land ownership continuation and reclamation.  The …

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