Tag Archives: St. Helena Branch Library
Gullah/Geechee & the EPA: Cultural Collaboration & Environmental Restoration
St. Helena Island is one of the many Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and is home to numerous sacred and historical sites that the community wants to protect from sea level rise. The health of the environment is critical given that Gullah/Geechee culture is inextricably tied to the land. Therefore, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition are encouraging people to come out and be a part of the workshop. They look forward to owners of properties that have such tanks attending so that they can help them get the tanks removed at no cost via this collaboration. In order to obtain more information or to register in advance, email GullGeeCo@aol.com.
Boxer Zeke Wilson featured on Gullah/Geechee TV
Tune in to this week’s episode of Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation interviews boxer, Zeke Wilson who is a native of historic St. Helena Island, SC. He has returned home to do a special book signing at the St. Helena Branch Library on July 6, 2016 at 6 pm. Be there to get in the ring for “The Eighth Round.”
Beaufort Humanities Festival Highlights @GullahGeechee Culture
Founder of the St. Helena Island based, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will provide a special Gullah/Geechee history of St. Helena tour through the landmark St. Helena Branch Library during the Beaufort Humanities Festival. Tours will take place on Friday, June 10th between Noon and 2 pm and are FREE for all attendees.
Engaging with Gullah/Geechee pun Hunnuh Journey
As many people make plans for the Memorial Day weekend and Sea Island summer journeys for their civic groups, family reunions, and social clubs, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition helps them to link to authentic Gullah/Geechee culture via De Gullah Root Experience Tour and providing information on Gullah/Geechee owned and operated businesses and historic sites. Also, in the midst of all of the nationally advertised commercial festivals, they link their supporters to the events that are being held by the grassroots and traditional Gullah/Geechee people. St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation which is one of very few Sea Islands that still have contiguous Gullah/Geechee family compounds in which Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage is lived daily. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that St. Helena is the place wherein those visiting will be able to fully engage with native Gullah/Geechees and support them economically.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Continues Gullah/Geechee Healing and Continuation
St. Helena Island, SC native Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated the 17th anniversary of being the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland on behalf of Gullah/Geechees by continuing to work to keep the culture alive. She and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) which she founded in 1996 in order to insure that Gullah/Geechee traditions and landownership would continue celebrated the conclusion of another successful “Gullah/Geechee Nation Volunteer Month” and invites the community to the landmark St. Helena Branch Library to events for healing the community and continue Gullah/Geechee culture.
Coastal Cultures Conference 2016: Gwine ta de Wata: Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability
Cum fa yeddi frum we bout Gwine ta de Wata: Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability at de 4th Coastal Cultures Conference at de St. Helena Library!
Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition & MUSC Host Community Facilitator Training
Come join the
Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition
the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center staff
St. Helena Branch Library on historic St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11:30 am to 4 pm
for a FREE training session for community facilitators in cancer education. Pre-registration is required. Email GullGeeCo@aol.com.
Wilmington on Fire Has SC Premiere on St. Helena Island
A massacre kept secret for over 100 years. Now the truth will finally be revealed in this outstanding film that has been playing to sold out houses throughout North Carolina. The Wilmington Massacre was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a coup d’état in the United States that left countless numbers of African-American citizens dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South.
E Eye Pun We: Gullah/Geechee Tribute to Zora Neal Hurston’s Legacy
Sister Zora was born on Jan. 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, Hurston and her family moved to Eatonville, Florida when she was a toddler. Eatonville is a rural community near Orlando, FL established in 1887. Zora Neale Hurston journeyed from there not only to Harlem to become a part of the era now called “The Harlem Renaissance,” but she also came to Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and did anthropological field work which has been archived at the United States Library of Congress.