Tag Archives: self-determination

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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Kwanzaa and Gullah/Geechee Culture

Annually, Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio host an on-air celebration of Kwanzaa.  Past episodes have been shared by thousands of people around the world and can be found at http://gullahgeecheenation.com/tag/kwanzaa/ along with details of each of the principles that make up the Nguzo Saba. Some Gullah/Geechees celebrate the harvest celebration of Africa which is “kwanza” as well as the …

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KUJICHAGULIA-Self-Determination in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

In 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine, who is the founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net), took the human rights violations that had taken place against Gullah/Geechee people of the coastal region of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Northeastern Florida of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Genevé, Switzerland.  With guidance …

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A Sea of Gullah/Geechee Culture Flows for Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Just as we prepare to engage in sacred ceremonies to culminate the inaugural Middle Passage Month which was declared as September in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, we flow into World Tourism Day.   In support of the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, World Tourism Day (WTD) which is …

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Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio: Labor Day, Civil Rights & Self-Determination

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). On this Labor Day 2013 edition, she focuses on the history of Labor Day and current issues going on with regard to labor unions in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the Civil Rights …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation: Emancipation and Self-Determination

    On July 2nd, the Gullah/Geechee Nation commemorated 13 years of self-determination and celebrated the anniversary of electing and enstooling their first Chieftess and Head-of-State, native St. Helena Islander, Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine.   Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation(www.QueenQuet.com) has been honored with a gold leaf which is given to international dignitaries …

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The Rise of the Gullah/Geechee Nation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

From De Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archives written in 2000 by Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Rise of the Gullah/Geechee Nation   “As the sun rose on July 2, 2000, the sounds of the drums that had been silent for many generations could be heard again.   Denmark Vesey’s body that had been …

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Gwine Bak Conference & Symposium: Emancipation & Self-Determination

Gullah/Geechee Gwine Bak Conference 2013 Emancipation & Self-Determination at University of North Florida Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10 am-Noon Circle of Connection: Possibilities of Partnerships with Dr. Melissa Hargrove of UNF, Dr. Annette Watson of C of C, & Jamelle Ellis of USC Noon-1:30 pm Lunch on your own 1:30-3 pm 2-3:30 pm Legacy of Land …

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Human Rights Day 2012 in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee TV hosted a special broadcast with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation for Human Rights Day 2012. This video linked to the Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio coverage for Human Rights Day and in regard to the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration for Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. Human Rights …

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Human Rights Day 2012 in the Gullah/Geechee Nation 12/03 by GullahGeechee Riddim | Blog Talk Radio

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition which is the premiere organization on behalf of Gullah/Geechees worldwide.  Queen Quet is a permanent United Nations representative for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the International Human Rights Association for American Minorities.  On …

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