A number of issues are facing the Gullah/Geechee Nation from sea level rise and other climate change impacts to an on-slaught of destructionment projects along the coast. All of this is taking place during hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic. So, we would appreciate your support and assistance with a number of things. We gladdee hunnuh dey ya fa yeddi we!
As “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020” approaches, the Town of Hilton Head Island, SC has once again proclaimed the week of celebration: Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was also invited back to WHHI-TV to discuss the coming telethon, “Taking a Stand for Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020” which will be held live virtually on …
Tune in to “A Growing Culture” on YouTube as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returns to the “Hunger for Justice” broadcast on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11 am EST. As the drum continues to resound, Queen Quet returns during the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to be part of Celebrating Black Land Ownership.
If our ancestors had this much belief in the intelligence among our people back in 1865 to maintain their freedom, I will not give up on believing that we still have it now! The Gullah/Geechee Nation came into existence because there were those amongst us that wanted to maintain our freedom and continue our culture on our land. Webe self-determined Gullah/Geechee!
Over the past two decades since the Gullah/Geechee people came together to stand on their human right to self-determination, leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have stood up against the on-slaught of mechanisms designed to displace them from the Sea Islands and to degrade their culture. Being vocal about the displacement caused by and the use of the word “plantation” on gated areas has caused many of the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to be shunned and to even be targeted with threats. Yet, they have continued to speak out clearly against the denigrating effect of seeing the word “plantation” on gated areas, especially on Hilton Head Island, SC. Also, by the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the mascotification and economic exploitation by Revelry Brewing Company and Gullah Gourmet in Charleston, SC has to come to an end!
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has spent more than thirty years bringing people together around Gullah/Geechee cultural traditions and has empowered tens of thousands of Gullah/Geechees to recognize the importance of their cultural heritage and legacy. She continues this journey of reconnection by bringing together the Gullah/Geechee family and their supporters together …
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is featured in the July 2014 edition of Sojourners Magazine. Read the full article here->http://sojo.net/magazine/login?nid=55651 Tune in to hear Queen Quet discuss some of the things that Gullah/Geechees are faced with to keep their culture alive: