Tag Archives: self-determination

Tenk GAWD fa de #GullahGeechee! De Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates E 19th Anniversary!

On July 2, 2000, the Gullah/Geechee people came together from the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida to stand united at Sullivan’s Island, SC. On that day, they confirmed a one year long election of their first official “head pun de bodee” of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. They not only presented their declaration as a nation to the world before United Nations observers and on land owned by the United States federal government, they also enstooled their own leader.

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19 Year Gullah/Geechee Human Rights Legacy

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is the elected head-of-state and spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee.  She is a directorate member of the International Human Rights Association for American Minorities (IHRAAM).  Since she first went before the United Nations on April 1, 1999, she has also been an active part in numerous UN NGO conferences, the Minority Forum, the Indigenous Peoples Forum, COP 22, and the Oceans Forum.  She continues to be a tireless human rights advocate and defender. 

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Queen’s Chronicles: #GullahGeechee Golden Isles

No doubt it is difficult for those that go to a monument such as the truly artistic one that makes people aware of The Wanderer which was the last documented enslavement vessel to arrive on North American soil to leave that location on Jekyll Island and make the connection to the thousands of Gullah/Geechees that live in neighboring areas such as St. Simon’s Island and Brunswick, GA. However, these are the nuggets of the Golden Isles that hold the stories of self-determination of our ancestors and many of their descendants are those that have resisted allowing their stories to be forgotten.

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Queen’s Chronicle: #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation

Disya da de chillun wha da shout wid we fa disya “Celebration of Self-Determination” which is the theme for this year’s “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” When the Gullah/Geechees stood together on Sullivan’s Island to tell people that we stand on our human right to self-determination, this brought about a critical shift in the way the world started to see us. In fact, it started to cause the world to actually see us.

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Berkeley County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

For the second year running, Berkeley County, SC has proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!”

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De Drum Soundin fa #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week!

As Black Music Month came to an end, the sounds of the drum could still be heard throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. The drums are sounding in celebration as county and town councils from North Carolina to Florida are proclaiming “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” from July 30-August 7, 2016. The theme for the celebration is “A Celebration of Self-Determination.”

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Port Royal Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2016!

The Town of Port Royal, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” 2016! Mayor Samuel Murray presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with the proclamation at the town hall.

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Seminole Days 2015 on Gullah/Geechee TV

Tune in as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returns to the annual “Seminole Days” in Texas and delivers a historic message to the Gullah/Geechee Seminole Muscogo Diaspora Family.

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Queen Quet: Continuing the Gullah/Geechee Nation Human Rights Journey and Legacy

This July 2nd I see all of this and I see that GOD has shown me to continue to do the work to which and for which I am called because there is somebody somewhere to whom this work makes a difference and whose life will be better because they can truly be free because Denmark Vesey, Patrice Lumumba, Clementa C. Pinckney and I took this journey.

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Men and Women of Movements: Sea Island Reflections of Self-Determination by Queen Quet

As I rose today, I turned on the TV and as I scrolled through what I could tune into seeking to see only something of inspiration, I saw “Men of Honor.”  I had seen this film on its opening day like I have seen thousands of films that show the struggles and triumphs of people …

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