Tag Archives: South Carolina

Saving the Sea Islands from Sand Mines

Sand mining continues to be a controversial issue throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is causing environmental harm and danger to numerous communities. We hafa stand fa save we Sea Island sand!

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Zooming in on Cultural Heritage Linguistically @GullahGeechee

Tune in for the 25th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3 pm as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) talks with Dr. Jessica Berry about the Gullah/Geechee language and sustaining cultural heritage linguistically. They will discuss Dr. Berry’s Gullah/Geechee language journey, career, and book.

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Help Protect de @GullahGeechee Land een Beaufort County, SC

The endless richness of Beaufort County is found on the land and in the waterways surrounding it and that run through it. To insure that this culturally rich and aesthetically beautiful environment is sustained for future generations to enjoy and have a high quality of life in, the destructionment designs need to be curtailed. The land, water quality, and Gullah/Geechee culture need to all be protected in this outstanding area.

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Save Daufuskie Island, SC @GullahGeechee!

In my lifetime, I have celebrated with my Gullah/Geechee Famlee of Daufuskie Island, SC in Beaufort County, SC. I have also cried for and with them as their population dwindled from hundreds to a dozen folks living on the island permanently. Even from the other islands and the mainland, we continued to fight fa we fuss key.

Daufuskie already has historic ruins, do not allow a destructioneer to ruin Daufuskie! Tenki Tenki fa standin wid we @GullahGeechee!

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Help de @GullahGeechee Protect Bay Point!

Bay Point will be on the ZBOA agenda. “Zoning Board of Appeals Notice is hereby given that the Beaufort County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM in the Burton Wells Complex, Middleton Recreation Drive.”

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Gullah/Geechee Soul of the South

In this histo-musical presentation, Queen Quet educates the world about a number of musical artists and songs that people have heard around the world and how these emerged from Gullah/Geechee soil and souls. Put on hunnuh dancin shoe and tune een fa yeddi disya fa tru!

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Celebrating Barbados & De Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many 2020 celebrations were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst these were numerous return home to Africa celebrations and the 350th of Charleston, SC. These were scheduled to overlap with the 300th celebration in Barbados and the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

As we have often had to do, the children of Mother Africa adapted quickly to the new circumstances that we were faced with. So, we took our celebrations to the global audiences that could not come to visit us. As a result, thousands of additional people have been able to partake of insights about the African Diaspora that they may not have been able to do so if traveling was required. Two such online engagements that linked people directly to celebrations that are held annually in the Gullah/Geechee Nation were the Carifest Virtual Summit and the Take a Stand fa Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020 Telethon.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee featured in “We the Women”

Tune in to the We the Women conversation between Post and Courier reporter Emily Williams and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Honoring the 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote in the United States.

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Public Concern Focuses on Bay Point @GullahGeechee

The podcast, Public Concern featured a talk about the latest on United States voting with Lynn Teague of League of Women Voters and then turned the focus to a dialogue with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), and Juliana Smith, with South Carolina Coastal Conservation League which is a member of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank. Tune in here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/986605/4854692

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Ending the Plantation, Mascotification, and Exploitation in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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!

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