Tag Archives: SC

#GullahGeechee Healin de Land and Hands Across the Sand

ueen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has been traveling not only through multiple states, but across the globe on the “Healin de Land World Tour.” She completed the UNESCO International Water Conference in Paris, France and will next return to Korea for a UN conference. Between these journeys, she is stopping on her own shoreline of the Gullah/Geechee Nation for the annual “Hands Across the Sands” event.

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Ancestral Reburial Celebration in the #GullahGeechee Nation

The Gullah Society will host the Ancestral Reburial Celebration in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. This will be the conclusion of a series of events that have linked the Gullah/Geechees of the present to the 36 ancestors that will be reinterred in Charleston.

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Celebrating Black Bikers @GullahGeechee!

Since May is bike month, the folks in the Gullah/Geechee Nation decided to not only encourage riding bicycles, but to also celebrate bikes that are motorized and to honor the legacy of Black bikers. To that end, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 3 to 6 pm, “Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty” will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at the intersection fo Highway 21 / Sea Island Parkway and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive on St. Helena Island. For the first time in the history of this event, there will be a a “Best of Show” (with two categories) and “Best Beauty” contest for the lady riders. Admission is free, but for the contest there is a fee.

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Celebrating the Earth and History in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for #NationalParkWeek

Funds don’t automatically get allocated to the NPS sites nor is it guaranteed that each site will get the full budget that it needs. It takes the support of the community to insure that the tax dollars are directed to these spaces and not cut from federal budgets. Attendance is a major factor in the reporting that part staff does when seeking financial support to sustain national parks.

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Celebrating Queen Quet Days

Queen Quet Days are celebrated April 11th, April 16th and April 19th. There are many more throughout the year in different locations. http://www.QueenQuet.com

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Lady’s Island @GullahGeechee Has a New Plan That You Need to See!

Earlier this month, the Lady’s Island Plan was unveiled to a standing room only crowd at Lady’s Island Middle School.   This plan is now heading to a series of discussions and approvals in the incorporated areas of Beaufort County before it is approved and implemented by the county. The first review of the plan will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm in Beaufort City Hall. 

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Gullah/Geechee Artists Featured at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2018

De Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association will host its 5th Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 6 pm at the Hunting Island Nature Center. 

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Celebration 2018

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Celebration 2018    Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders launched “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” with the “Gullah/Geechee Gala at Gullah Roots” in North Charleston.  The celebration includes a number of online educational postings and profiles at the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Facebook fan page …

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Receives Community Service Award from South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was honored by the South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation at a banquet in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   Queen Quet was chosen to receive the Rev. Dr. BJ Whipper Sr. Award which recognizes an individual for his or her unselfish community work and her spiritual, economic, and political contributions to her home state.

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World Literacy Day and Climate Literacy

International (World) Literacy Day has taken place annually on September 8th since 1966.  Interestingly enough, I found myself reading the Paris Climate Agreement as the clock struck twelve to usher the day in.  I wanted to insure that as I spoke for the “Rise for Jobs, Climate, and Justice Rally” that I covered the major points of what many countries of the world agreed to in order to emphasize what those of us that support the agreement believe. As I read, I had to take note of the fact that the rally to be held on International Literacy Day would encompass the theme of the day which is “literacy and skills development.”  Both are crucial in our stand for jobs, climate, and justice.

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