Tag Archives: St. Helena Island

Penn Center Heritage Days Supported by the #GullahGeechee Community

I expected to travel to Hilton Head to celebrate with the Bluffton-Hilton Head MLK Observance Committee and the Gullah/Geechee Famlee at the “2nd Annual Black Excellence Ball” and embrace Dr. Amir Jamal Toure for receiving the “Social Justice Award” and Mr. Thomas Barnwell, who is a former board member for Penn Center, Inc., for receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” I did not expect to not only receive my award, but also to scream at the top of my lungs when the “Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration” won the “Best Community Event Award.”

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20 Years as Queen: Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Reflects on Queen Quet

On April 1, 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine whose roots stem from St. Helena, Polowana, and Dataw Islands in Beaufort County, SC sat down before the world in Genéva, Switzerland. She became the first Gullah/Geechee to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She had no idea that when the clock on the wall stopped at zero that a clock that would be ticking to alter the trajectory of her life would begin running. She has been running in syncopation with it ever since.

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Celebrate Gullah/Geechee Black History

The schedule of “#GullahGeechee2020: Seein Gullah/Geechee Culcha Clearly” events launches with the celebration of Black History Month.

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Celebrations of Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage and Continuation

“Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” was filled with inspirational and educational events and activities.   The citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation never restrict the celebration of who they are to one month.  Instead, they celebrate the continuation of their cultural heritage all year long.  To that end, the month of November is filled with celebrations of this rich cultural legacy.

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St. Helena OPPOSES Bay Point “Six Senses” Resort Destructionment

Gullah/Geechee people have been displaced by resort destructionment time and time again and they are now having to deal with increased erosion and climate change impacts due to these types of places. Bay Point is critical to the ecological balance of the Sea Islands including St. Helena Island. Tune in to hear how the community stood up in OPPOSITION to this proposal. An online petition has garnered support from around the world in OPPOSITION as well: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq

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De Gullah/Geechee Gal’ree Premieres at the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration

Jayn we at De Gullah/Geechee Gal’ree wid Queen Quet, Chieftess of de #GullahGeechee fa Heritage Days!

Queen Quet is back by popular demand to the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration! On the Friday evening, November 8th, she will take supporters on a histo-musical journey into the cultural heritage @GullahGeechee!

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Stopping Destructionment on the SC Sea Islands in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Stop destructionment on St. Helena and Wadamalaw Islands in the Gullah/Geechee Nation! Stand up wid de #GullahGeechee!

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Frum Africa ta de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Ef hunnuh chillun gwine crak hunnuh teet bout who webe @GullahGeechee, hunnuh gwine hafa yeddi bout de tru journee frum Alkebulan ta de islandts wha dey een de sea. Afta disya, hunnuh gwine hafa lun bout wha Africans put een disya soil and e human rights battle wha gwine on fa webe free. So, fa disya Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month, we sho disya pun Gullah/Geechee TV frum de Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition’s Alkebulan Archive cuz we taut um not robree:

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Celebrating Black Bikers @GullahGeechee!

Since May is bike month, the folks in the Gullah/Geechee Nation decided to not only encourage riding bicycles, but to also celebrate bikes that are motorized and to honor the legacy of Black bikers. To that end, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 3 to 6 pm, “Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty” will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at the intersection fo Highway 21 / Sea Island Parkway and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive on St. Helena Island. For the first time in the history of this event, there will be a a “Best of Show” (with two categories) and “Best Beauty” contest for the lady riders. Admission is free, but for the contest there is a fee.

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Celebrating the Earth and History in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for #NationalParkWeek

Funds don’t automatically get allocated to the NPS sites nor is it guaranteed that each site will get the full budget that it needs. It takes the support of the community to insure that the tax dollars are directed to these spaces and not cut from federal budgets. Attendance is a major factor in the reporting that part staff does when seeking financial support to sustain national parks.

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