Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will be the keynote speaker for the Inaugural Trinidad and Tobago International Hill Rice Symposium and Festival which is being hosted in commemoration of the bicentenary of the arrival of the Merikins to Trinidad. Following the War of 1812 between the United States of America, and Great Britain the arrival of this group of men and women, who are sometimes described as Black Loyalists, marked the beginning of rice cultivation in Trinidad. That tradition has continued unbroken through the past two centuries.
The Fourth Annual
Lorenzo Dow Turner Symposium on Gullah/Geechee History and Culture
Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine
Queen of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
St. Croix Unified for Community, Culture, Environment, and Economic Development (SUCCEED), Inc. has invited Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) to be an honored guest and presenter for their Inaugural Maroon Commemorative Event in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. This will be Queen Quet’s first return to the Virgin Islands after her …