Tag Archives: Sullivan’s Island
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.
Tenk GAWD fa de #GullahGeechee! De Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates E 19th Anniversary!
On July 2, 2000, the Gullah/Geechee people came together from the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida to stand united at Sullivan’s Island, SC. On that day, they confirmed a one year long election of their first official “head pun de bodee” of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. They not only presented their declaration as a nation to the world before United Nations observers and on land owned by the United States federal government, they also enstooled their own leader.
Celebrating Queen Quet Days
Queen Quet Days are celebrated April 11th, April 16th and April 19th. There are many more throughout the year in different locations. http://www.QueenQuet.com
Gullah/Geechee Foodways and Heritage Days
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Afroculinary Specialist, Michael W. Twitty (www.afroculinary.com) had a dialogue about the revolutionary nature of maintaining a cultural culinary legacy and how this relates to the roots of Gullah/Geechee culture.
Queen Quet featured on Gist of Freedom Discussion of United Nations TransAtlantic Slavery Memorial
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) concluded Middle Passage Month in the Gullah/Geechee Nation with a discussion of the United Nations memorial to the victims of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade and the lack of involvement of African Americans in the unveiling and dedication of this permanent memorial.
Queen Quet: Continuing the Gullah/Geechee Nation Human Rights Journey and Legacy
This July 2nd I see all of this and I see that GOD has shown me to continue to do the work to which and for which I am called because there is somebody somewhere to whom this work makes a difference and whose life will be better because they can truly be free because Denmark Vesey, Patrice Lumumba, Clementa C. Pinckney and I took this journey.
Gullah/Geechee Nation: Emancipation and Self-Determination
On July 2nd, the Gullah/Geechee Nation commemorated 13 years of self-determination and celebrated the anniversary of electing and enstooling their first Chieftess and Head-of-State, native St. Helena Islander, Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation(www.QueenQuet.com) has been honored with a gold leaf which is given to international dignitaries …
The Rise of the Gullah/Geechee Nation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
From De Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archives written in 2000 by Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Rise of the Gullah/Geechee Nation “As the sun rose on July 2, 2000, the sounds of the drums that had been silent for many generations could be heard again. Denmark Vesey’s body that had been …
Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Nation on International TV!
CNN International’s “Inside Africa” spent a few days in the Gullah/Geechee Nation documenting the history, heritage, and culture and the connections to Africa. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Minister of Information Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Protocol Elder Lesa Wineglass-Smalls, sweetgrass basket maker, Elder Vera Manigault, De Gullah Cunneckshun, and Gullah/Geechee Fishing …
Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio focuses on Queen Quet & Denmark Vesey
On July 2, 2000 the statement “Twere a nation within a nation.” came to life as the Gullah/Geechees from the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida came together on Sullivan’s Island, SC in Charleston County by choice. Their ancestors had been brought to and through this island by force during the TransAtlantic Slave Trade. Sullivan’s Islands …