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Celebrating Black Freedom in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee citizens stood for their human right to self-determination over two decades ago and declared their own nation on the very lands where their ancestors had not only previously been enslaved, but where they fought for their freedom through uprisings including the Stono Rebellion and the Denmark Vesey Rebellion and the US Civil War. The concepts of self-determination and self-sufficiency have been consistent in certain Gullah/Geechee families and communities. This is why Gullah/Geechee culture has been able to continue to exist in spite of all the efforts that have been and continue to be done to water down and ultimately assimilate and eliminate the cultural heritage traditions in what is now the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gullah/Geechee Human and Land Rights: Ending Racism and Injustice to Bring About Environmental and Cultural Equity

Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition for a joint meeting of the Unitarian Church in Charleston’s Racial Justice Coordinating Team and Green Sanctuary Team. 

The evening will allow the audience to engage in an interactive dialogue at the Unitarian Church of Charleston’s Gage Hall on May 20, 2022 at 7 pm centered on “Gullah/Geechee Human and Land Rights: Ending Racism and Injustice to Bring About Environmental and Cultural Equity.”

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Celebrate May de Gullah/Geechee Way

De Gullah/Geechee Famlee gwine celebrate who webe tru May. Hunnuh chillun hafa jayn we fa celebrate May de Gullah/Geechee way!

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Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day 2022

Cum jayn we fa Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day 2022 pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation! Bring your entire family to an authentic Gullah/Geechee afternoon featuring numerous Gullah/Geechee presentations, crafts, food, and businesses.

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Coastal Cultures Conference 2022: Sea Island Coastal & Cultural Heritage Sustainability

The Gullah/Geechee have lived on the Sea Islands since the 1500s and have been able to sustain their cultural heritage and their coastal homeland through their own traditional indigenous knowledge practices. They are melding these practices with modern technology as part of their climate action and cultural continuation strategy. Cum fa yeddi bout disya wid we!

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Fa Mama Dem een de Gullah/Geechee Nation: A Legacy of Gullah/Geechee Female Freedom Fighters

Every Women’s Herstory Month / Black Women’s Herstory Month, I reflect on the blessed harvest of knowledge that GOD has allowed me to cultivate by not simply reading about or watching videos of these powerfilled Gullah/Geechee female freedom fighters. I give thanks for the abundant harvest that has been part of my life because they each saw fit to plant seeds of knowledge into my mind and soul. They showed me tools to use at the right time to cut out things that would not be beneficial nor uplifting to me or to the movement for the rights of women, Black people and especially those that are Gullah/Geechee. They knew how and when to cut just as my mother does and all her mothers before her did. I am thankful that they placed the knife in my hands in the field.

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Queen Quet of de Gullah/Geechee Receives Community Star Award from EPA and DHEC

Director Daniel Blackman of United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Region joined South Carolina Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC) Director Myra Reece on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation to present Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with the “Community Star Award.” DHEC’s Community Star Award recognizes a business, community organization, collaborative partnership, or individual that goes above and beyond environmental requirements in order to build better community relationships, promote environmental sustainability and resiliency, and/or improve quality of life for communities.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Black History Month Events 2022

Jayn de Gullah/Geechee Famlee fa celebrate Black History Month 2022!

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes for South Carolina Women in Higher Education

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation keynotes for the South Carolina Women in Higher Education Conference 2022

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HEADS UP @GullahGeechee! Comment on St. Helena’s MLK Drive

…several native Gullah/Geechees emphasized the point that the only way that we are to accept this is if we design in the way that we want it. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition made it clear that there is no sense in building something that is not sustainable. She made it clear that “It is not what you do, but how you do it.” There are resiliency efforts underway for historic St. Helena Island and any projects that are happening at the county level should all be done in a collaborative way that support the health of the island, its environment and the Gullah/Geechee people therein.

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