Tag Archives: Savannah
Gullah/Geechee Drums of Freedom Beating During Summer 2023
The dancing and shouting will continue during Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week on this resilient Gullah/Geechee Nation coast and we pray that you will join us here this summer in celebration of freedom in our powerfilled nation!
Queen Quet of de Gullah/Geechee Nation and Pioneers of Preservation
The first event of the Pioneers in Preservation series will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, located at 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Gullah/Geechee Nation luminary Queen Quet will deliver a thought-provoking, “edu-taining,” “histo-musical” performance highlighting Gullah/Geechee roots while focusing on the strength of tradition and the power of story through music. Those arriving ahead of the presentation will be able to see the “Human Cargo” exhibition for FREE.
Protecting Gullah/Geechee Sacred Grounds
The Gullah/Geechee Nation is seeing an onslaught of disrespect to sacred grounds from the Carolinas to Florida as newcomers seek to build along waterways and in historic areas. As a result, native Gullah/Geechees are coming together to call on the world to stand with us to protect these sacred areas and to honor the ancestors and family that have been resting in these sacred spaces.
Save the Weeping Time @GullahGeechee Historic Community!
There is richness in the community of West Savannah that has yet to be tapped and this shelter is not the appropriate mechanism for tapping that richness. On this 162nd anniversary of The Weeping Time Auction, West Savannah residents are fighting for a fair chance by wanting to use the grounds of this sacred asset to benefit and uplift this community. So, tell Mayor Van Johnson and the Savannah City Council that you stand with the Gullah/Geechee family in West Savannah, GA and you are crying out, but will weep no more! Sign the petition TODAY: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-van-johnson-and-savannah-city-council-save-the-weeping-time-historic-community-stand-with-savannah-s-gullah-geechee-family
Honoring the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Media Mavens
I thought we would be remissed if Black Herstory Month came to a close without sounding the drums and truly honoring these outstanding media mavens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We celebrate every honor that each one of them receives and we thank them for the care with which they present our stories. GAWD bless up all dees ya SiStars fa tru! We appreciate each and every one of you and all that you do to make sure that the world knows of ourstory. Hunnuh da bless up allawe! Keep shining brightly!
Gullah/Geechee Leaders Shown as “Strong Inspirations”
Tune in to “Strong Inspirations” as Anthony Brogdon discusses the Black History of Savannah, GA with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure of Dayclean (www.DaycleanSoul.com) and he interviews Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) about the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
#GullahGeechee: Electing to Live Black History
Daily Dr. Amir Jamal Toure will tell you, “It’s about the people! We do this for the people!” Tune in to hear what the Gullah/Geechee people have done in regard to voting rights and what is to come for the coming elections.
@GullahGeechee Dayclean Soul Dr. Amir Jamal Toure Honored by the Community
Many that visit Savannah, GA are blessed by the opportunity to spend an exciting and unpredictable historic journey through the city with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure on the DayClean Journey (www.DayCleanSoul.com). Dr. Toure is a wealth of information regarding Pan Africanism and Gullah/Geechee culture and this wealth is shared freely on his tours and via his Dayclean de African Spirit presentations.
Queen Quet Releases Gullah/Geechee Novel Duet
“We Journey” and “Gwine Home” are both Gullah/Geechee family sagas set on the Sea Islands. Youths in both books learn their culture and their family stories from the elders in their families while also alerting their family members to the environmental changes happening around them. From battling climate change and sea level rise to hurricanes and destructionment, these two novels bring out how native Gullah/Geechees that are holding onto their land come together to face these issues that continue to encroach on the sustainability of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.