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Honoring Gullah/Geechee Champion Smokin Joe Frazier

As I traveled the road in my home county of Beaufort, SC, I reflected on when a road got named after Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World, Smokin’ Joe Frazier. People that see that road here may wonder why since many people incorrectly believe that Smokin’ Joe was from Philadelphia where they have a statue of the fictional boxer, “Rocky” and didn’t place one there for Joe. So, to help folks get the truth, I thought it would be appropriate to honor someone that I knew and loved on his birthday, January 12th by setting the record straight.

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20 Years as Queen: Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Reflects on Queen Quet

On April 1, 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine whose roots stem from St. Helena, Polowana, and Dataw Islands in Beaufort County, SC sat down before the world in Genéva, Switzerland. She became the first Gullah/Geechee to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She had no idea that when the clock on the wall stopped at zero that a clock that would be ticking to alter the trajectory of her life would begin running. She has been running in syncopation with it ever since.

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#GullahGeechee2020 Conferences bout we Culcha

#GullahGeechee2020 is affording those that seek the TRUTH about Gullah/Geechee culture the opportunity to attend two conferences sponsored by native Gullah/Geechees. Register for the 1st Gullah/Geechee Herbal Gathering and the Coastal Cultures Conference.

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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.

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Celebrate Gullah/Geechee Black History

The schedule of “#GullahGeechee2020: Seein Gullah/Geechee Culcha Clearly” events launches with the celebration of Black History Month.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Leaders Receiving Black Excellence Awards

Jayn we fa honor Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation wid de Bluffton-Hilton Head MLK Committee. E gwine gee Queen Quet de “Emory Campbell Gullah/Geechee Gate Keeper Award” at de “2nd Annual Black Excellence Awards.”

Candice Glover gwine sing wid JD Music Group. Dr. Amir Jamal Toure, and Thomas Barnwell are de oda honorees. Cum celebrate wid allawe!

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Fest 2020: Gullah/Geechee 2020-Celebratin Who Webe

Jayn we fa de 15th Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™
Saturday, August 1, 2020.
#GullahGeechee2020: Celebratin Who Webe!

This is the official international festival of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

http://www.GullahGeechee.info

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Harriet Tubman in the Gullah/Geechee Nation featured on "Civil War Spies"

Travel Channel will air a special episode of “Lost Secrets” which was shot in Beaufort, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Tune in and travel down the Combahee River with the host and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) as they discuss Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid. “Civil War Spies” will air on Sunday, December 15th at 11 pm EST.

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Gullah/Geechee Holy Days Celebration Hosted by Barnes and Noble

The Destiny Community Café in North Charleston, SC is a “Pay-What-You-Can” café that has evolved from not only feeding the body, but to also feeding the mind.  In October, they did the ribbon cutting for the “Queen Quet Gullah/Geechee Legacy Library.”   This effort is being supported by Barnes and Noble.  The West Ashley store in Charleston and the North Charleston store are locations where donations of Gullah/Geechee and Black history books for all ages can be donated for the library via the “Gullah Geechee” Saturday Series for Destiny Community Café Book Drive.

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Celebrations of Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage and Continuation

“Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” was filled with inspirational and educational events and activities.   The citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation never restrict the celebration of who they are to one month.  Instead, they celebrate the continuation of their cultural heritage all year long.  To that end, the month of November is filled with celebrations of this rich cultural legacy.

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